Vespasian

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - History - 376 pages

From a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this well-documented and illustrated biography examines the life and time of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements.

Examining received opinions on Vespasian, Barbara Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and confidence to Rome and ensured a smooth succession.

Outlining how he gained military experience and political skills, Levick goes on to explore how Vespasian coped with the military, political and economic problems of his reign, and his evaluation of the solutions to these problems, before she finally examines his posthumous reputation.

Part of the bestselling Roman Imperial Biographies series, Vespasian will engage, enthral and inform both students of classical studies and history, and the general classical enthusiast alike.

 

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
14
Section 3
20
Section 4
20
Section 5
12
Section 6
41
Section 7
51
Section 8
5
Section 16
3
Section 17
7
Section 18
8
Section 19
6
Section 20
25
Section 21
22
Section 22
47
Section 23
4

Section 9
8
Section 10
30
Section 11
31
Section 12
38
Section 13
39
Section 14
1
Section 15
2
Section 24
16
Section 25
10
Section 26
12
Section 27
45
Section 28
71
Section 29
80
Section 30
81

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