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The Roman imperial succession, John D Grainger

Label
The Roman imperial succession
Title
The Roman imperial succession
Statement of responsibility
John D Grainger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John D Grainger analyses the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus' system was a mixture of heredity, senatorial and military influences, and these were generally antagonistic. Consequently the Empire went through a series of crises, in which the succession to a previous, usually dead emperor was the main issue. The infamous 'Year of the Four Emperors', AD 69, in only the most famous of these crises, which often involved bouts of bloody and destructive civil war, assassinations and purges. These were followed by a period, usually relatively short, in which the victory in the 'crisis' established a new system, juggling the three basic elements identified by Augustus, but which was as fragile and short lived as its predecessor; these 'consequences' of each crisis are discussed. The lucid and erudite text is supported by numerous genealogical tables and dozens of depictions of emperors. -Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grainger, John D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG278.3
LC item number
.G73 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperors
  • Rome
  • Emperors
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
The Roman imperial succession, John D Grainger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Augustus defines the system -- The Augustan process -- The Senate's revival -- Heredity and absolutism -- Breakdown
Control code
on1104659115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9781526766045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1104659115
Label
The Roman imperial succession, John D Grainger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Augustus defines the system -- The Augustan process -- The Senate's revival -- Heredity and absolutism -- Breakdown
Control code
on1104659115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9781526766045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1104659115

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