The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Book - 2015 | First United States edition
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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.

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The follow-up to "Rubicon" picks up with the murder of Julius Caesar and depicts the intrigue, ambition, and treachery of Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

& Taylor

The follow-up to Rubicon picks up with the murder of Julius Caesar and vividly depicts the intrigue, murder, ambition and treachery of Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. 35,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2015]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780385537841
Branch Call Number: 937.0709 HOLLAND
Characteristics: xxvi, 482 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


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Feb 10, 2017

Very entertaining - think a mix of "I, Claudius" and "The Sopranos!"


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