Vespasian

Voorkant
Taylor & Francis, 4 okt. 2016 - 346 pagina's

From a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this volume examines the life and times of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements. Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and confidence to Rome and ensured a smooth succession, how he coped with the military, political and economic problems of his reign, and his evaluation of the solutions to these problems, before she finally examines his posthumous reputation.

Now updated to take account of the past 15 years of scholarship, and with a new chapter on literature under the Flavians, Vespasian is a fascinating study for students of Roman history and the general classical enthusiast alike.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
1 A new man in politics
4
the command in Britain
16
3 From Neros court to the walls of Jerusalem
27
4 The bid for Empire
49
5 Ideology in action
75
6 A new Emperor and his opponents
89
7 Financial survival
105
11 Elites
187
12 Vespasian and his sons
201
13 Literature and politics in the Flavian Era
213
ideology in the aftermath
227
Concordance
241
Bibliography
249
Notes
260
Index of persons
326

the winning of peace
117
the physical and moral restoration of the Roman World
133
Vespasians army and the extension of the Empire
165

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Over de auteur (2016)

Barbara Levick is Fellow and Tutor Emeritus, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. She has published extensively on Roman history, with titles including Tiberius the Politician (Routledge, 1999), Vespasian (Routledge, 1999), The Government of the Roman Empire, second edition (Routledge, 2001), Julia Domna: Syrian Empress (Routledge, 2007) and Augustus: Image and Substance (2010).

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