Author Wellesley, Kenneth
Title Year of the Four Emperors
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2000
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Edition 3rd ed
Descript 1 online resource (272 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Roman Imperial Biographies Ser
Roman Imperial Biographies Ser
Note Cover -- THE YEAR OF THE FOUR EMPERORS -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Plates -- Preface -- Sources -- PLACE-NAME EQUIVALENTS IN LATIN AND THE VERNACULAR LANGUAGES -- Introduction -- 1 Prospect and Retrospect -- 2 The Five Days' Caesar -- 3 Caecina and Valens -- 4 Otho's Reaction -- 5 The First Battle of Cremona -- 6 Vitellius' March to Rome -- 7 Flavian Hopes -- 8 The Second Battle of Cremona -- 9 Antonius Moves South -- 10 Rhine and Nile -- 11 The Battle of Rome -- 12 The Last Ten Days -- Abbreviations and Notes -- Index
After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace. This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties
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Link Print version: Wellesley, Kenneth Year of the Four Emperors Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2000 9780415232289
Subject Galba, Servius Sulpicius, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 3 B.C.-69 A.D.;Otho, Marcus Salvius, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 32-69.;Vitellius, Aulus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 15-69.;Vespasian, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 9-79.;Rome -- History -- Civil War, 68-69
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Alt Author Levick, Barbara