By Philip Matyszak
The tale of 1 of the main colourful dynasties in heritage, from Caesar's upward push to energy within the first century BC to Nero's loss of life in advert 68
This attractive new examine experiences the lengthy background of the Julian and Claudian households within the Roman Republic and the social and political history of Rome. on the middle of the account are the lives of six men—Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Neromen—who mastered Rome after which replaced it from a democracy to a private ownership. It used to be no effortless activity: Caesar and Caligula have been assassinated, Nero dedicated suicide, and Claudius used to be poisoned. basically Augustus and Tiberius died typical deaths or even that's uncertain.
The Julio-Claudian saga has a bunch of alternative interesting characters, from Cicero, the final nice statesman of the Republic, to Livia, matriarch of the Empire; the passionate Mark Antony and the scheming Sejanus; and Agrippina, mom of Nero and sister of Caligula, who most likely murdered her husband and used to be in flip killed by way of her son. Set opposed to a history of overseas wars and family intrigue, the tale of Rome's maximum dynasty is usually the tale of the start of an imperial method that formed the Europe of today.