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By Michael Kerrigan

5 of the 1st 11 emperors of Rome have been assassinated and one other killed themselves instead of face the fury in their topics. Nero sang whereas Rome burned. Caligula proclaimed himself a god. If no longer mad adequate already, he additionally gave considered one of his horses a spot at the senate. Rome had a good time while many emperors died, merely to discover that they hated the following one simply as a lot. From the demise of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the autumn of Rome in 476AD, darkish heritage of the Roman Emperors offers a wry and witty examine 5 centuries of Roman mayhem, homicide, incest, infanticide, sadism, sexual depravity and insanity. that includes such infamous names as Claudius, Tiberius and Commodus, this booklet retells the entire such a lot eye-opening money owed of imperial misdeeds, drawing on many unique Roman resources. Illustrated with impressive photographs of the protagonists and their deeds, from old statues to medieval engravings and renaissance work, darkish background of the Roman Emperors is an interesting and visually stunning account of the skulduggery of the best empire the realm has ever identified – and the hubris that got here with it.

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