69 A.D.: The Year of Four Emperors

69 A.D.: The Year of Four Emperors

Gwyn Morgan


The yr of 4 Emperors, so the traditional assets guarantee us, used to be probably the most chaotic, violent, and scary sessions in all Roman background. It was once a time of assassinations and civil struggle, of armies so uncontrolled they had no qualms approximately occupying town of Rome, and of formidable males who ruthlessly seized strength merely to have it wrenched from their grasps.
In 69 AD, Gwyn Morgan bargains a clean examine this era, in response to concerns to which inadequate awareness has been paid long ago. First, that we have to resolve instead of cherry-pick among the conflicting debts of Tacitus, Plutarch and Suetonius, our 3 major assets of data. And moment, that the position of the armies, as specified from that in their commanders, has too frequently been exaggerated. the result's a remarkably actual and insightful narrative background, choked with colourful pix of the top individuals and new insights into the character of the Roman military.
A strikingly bright account of historic Rome, 69 AD is an unique and compelling account of 1 of the easiest recognized yet probably least understood sessions in all Roman historical past. it is going to have interaction and enlighten all readers with a love for the tumultuous cleaning soap opera that was once Roman political life.

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