Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.Barry Strausss Ten Caesars is the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople.During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. The empire reached from modern-day Britain to Iraq, and gradually emperors came not from the old families of the first century but from men born in the provinces, some of whom had never even seen Rome. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus.In the imperial era Roman womenmothers, wives, mistresseshad substantial influence over the emperors, and Strauss...
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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine Reviews
A nice, selective stroll through Roman history - at least the Empire side of things - hanging the narrative on the actions and effects of ten outstanding emperors.
At my age, and having been addicted to the story of Rome for a long time, it's still always interesting to read a fresh perspective and learn some new things.
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine to be a fascinating read. I give it five stars and recommend it for readers who are interested in Roman history.
Ten Caesars is renowned historian Barry Strauss's condensed version of the Roman Empires Ten Greatest Emperors and hats off to him for making an often dry, tedious topic seem exciting and accessible. It allows the reader to learn about the ten most prominent Roman figures and seamlessly scroll through 300 years in time without the need to pick up a separate book to learn about each individual or different epochs.
I must admit, I used to despise history, primarily due to a teacher at school with ...more
The Roman Empire has probably always been my favourite time period in history, more so the mythology that accompanies it. I'll admit I'm a little ashamed to say that I didn't know anything about maybe half of the emperors in this work and about some others I only knew the basics, but Barry Strauss does an excellent job at describing the complexities of their characters and all they did for the Roman Empire. At the end of it, I feel like I have a better understanding of what moved these men and t ...more
A concise, yet detailed, history of the Roman Empire and its emperors in one book seems like it would be impossible. Yet in Ten Emperors: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine Barry Strauss manages the feat. Structuring his book around ten of the most influential of the Roman emperors (Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine) Strauss provides readers with a comprehensible, detailed view of the Roman Empire: its r ...more
Phenomenal entry-level Roman History book. This was a concise portrayal of some of the most accomplished and fascinating leaders of the Roman Empire and serves as a gateway to additional books about ancient Rome and general classical studies. Kudos to historian, Barry Strauss for a very readable and dramatic story.