Nero

2nd Edition

David Shotter

Routledge
Published January 11, 2005
Textbook - 118 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415319423 - CAT# RU26793
Series: Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History

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Summary

The reign of Nero is often judged to be the embodiment of the extravagance and the corruption that have, for many, come to symbolise ancient Rome. David Shotter provides a reassessment of this view in this accessible introduction to Nero, emperor of Rome from 54 to 68 AD. All the major issues are discussed including:

• Nero’s early life and accession to power
• Nero’s perception of himself
• Nero’s domestic and international policies
• the reasons for Nero’s fall from power and its aftermath.

This new edition has been revised throughout to take account of recent research in the field.

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