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The Resource 69 A.D. : the year of four emperors, Gwyn Morgan

69 A.D. : the year of four emperors, Gwyn Morgan

Label
69 A.D. : the year of four emperors
Title
69 A.D.
Title remainder
the year of four emperors
Statement of responsibility
Gwyn Morgan
Title variation
Sixty nine A.D
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The year of four emperors, so the ancient sources assure us, was one of the most chaotic, violent, and frightening periods in all Roman history: a time of assassinations and civil wars, of armies so out of control that they had no qualms about occupying the city of Rome, and of ambitious men who seized power only to lose it, one after another." "In 69 A.D., Gwyn Morgan offers a fresh look at this period, based on two considerations to which insufficient attention has been paid in the past. First, we need to unravel rather than cherry-pick between the conflicting accounts of Tacitus, Plutarch, and Suetonius, our three main sources of information. And second, the role of the armies, as distinct from that of their commanders, has too often been exaggerated. The result is a remarkably accurate and insightful narrative history, filled with colorful portraits of the leading participants and new insights into the nature of the Roman military. Morgan ranges from the suicide of Nero in June 68 to the triumph of Vespasian in December 69." "An account of ancient Rome, 69 A.D. is an original and compelling account of one of the best known but perhaps least understood periods in all Roman history."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Gwyn
Dewey number
937/.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG286
LC item number
.M64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galba, Servius Sulpicius
  • Otho, Marcus Salvius
  • Vitellius, Aulus
  • Vespasian
  • Rome
Label
69 A.D. : the year of four emperors, Gwyn Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The fall of Nero and the Julio-Claudian house -- 2. The reign of Galba (June 68 to January 69) -- 3. Adoption and assassination (January 69) -- 4. The opening of the Vitellian offensive (January and February) -- 5. Otho prepares for war (January and February) -- 6. The war between Otho and Vitellius (March and April) -- 7. The reign of Vitellius (April to September 69) -- 8. The beginning of the end : Vespasian through August 69 -- 9. The opening of the Flavian offensive (August to October) -- 10. End game (November and December)
Control code
58789379
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780195124682
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005047271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195124682
Other physical details
maps
Label
69 A.D. : the year of four emperors, Gwyn Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The fall of Nero and the Julio-Claudian house -- 2. The reign of Galba (June 68 to January 69) -- 3. Adoption and assassination (January 69) -- 4. The opening of the Vitellian offensive (January and February) -- 5. Otho prepares for war (January and February) -- 6. The war between Otho and Vitellius (March and April) -- 7. The reign of Vitellius (April to September 69) -- 8. The beginning of the end : Vespasian through August 69 -- 9. The opening of the Flavian offensive (August to October) -- 10. End game (November and December)
Control code
58789379
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780195124682
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005047271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195124682
Other physical details
maps

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