Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Matthew Dennison

Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Matthew Dennison year 2011
  • Book name: Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia
  • Author: Matthew Dennison
  • Release date: 2011/9/6
  • Publisher: QUERCUS PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780857381637
  • Rating: 9.38 of 10
  • Votes: 91
  • Review by: Josiah Burns
  • Review rating: 7.09 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/7
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Empress of Rome is the fascinating biography of one of the most perplexing and powerful figures of the ancient world: the empress Livia. Second wife of the emperor Augustus and the mother of his successor Tiberius, Livia has been vilified by posterity (most notably by Tacitus and Robert Graves) as the quintessence of the scheming Roman matriarch, poisoning her relatives one by one to smooth her son's path to the imperial throne. In this elegant and rigorously researched biography, Matthew Dennison rescues the historical Livia from this crudely drawn caricature of the popular imagination. He depicts a complex, courageous and richly gifted woman whose true crime was not was not murder but the exercise of power, and who, in a male-dominated society, had the energy to create for herself both a prominent public profile and a significant sphere of political influence.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H59M27S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, European History
  • Available formats: DOC, PDF, WORD, RB, TXT, GIF, ODT, EPUB. Compressed in RPM, ZIP, RAR, RZ, ARC, AZW
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.62 USD
  • Dimensions: 131x197x22mm
  • Weight: 238g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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