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Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar / by Tom Holland.

Holland, Tom, (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 937.07 HOL (Text) 37521530708595 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library 937.07 HOL (Text) 30477100869993 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 937.0709 HOL (Text) 34330513074840 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 937.0709 Holland (Text) 31208911601971 non-fiction Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Main 937.0709 (Text) 21401000062724 Adult Hardback Shelves Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 937.07 HOLLAND (Text) 33946003088932 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385537841
  • ISBN: 0385537840
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-469) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I. Padrone -- Children of the wolf -- Back to the future -- The exhaustion of cruelty -- Part II. Cosa nostra -- The last Roman -- Let them hate me -- Io saturnalia! -- What an artist.
Summary, etc.: Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon -his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic-with Dynasty , a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors. Dynasty continues Rubicon 's story, opening where that book ended: with the murder of Julius Caesar. This is the period of the first and perhaps greatest Roman Emperors and it's a colorful story of rule and ruination, running from the rise of Augustus through to the death of Nero. Holland's expansive history also has distinct shades of I Claudius , with five wonderfully vivid (and in three cases, thoroughly depraved) Emperors-Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero-featured, along with numerous fascinating secondary characters. Intrigue, murder, naked ambition and treachery, greed, gluttony, lust, incest, pageantry, decadence-the tale of these five Caesars continues to cast a mesmerizing spell across the millennia.
Subject: Rome > Politics and government > 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Rome > History > Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Emperors > Rome.

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