This book is an addition to the very readable series that looks at the use of terror. The Roman Emperors were mostly monsters of one sort or another, very few being wise leaders of an Empire. – Highly Recommended
NAME: History of Terror, Emperors of Rome, From Tiberius to Theodora, AD 14-548 FILE: R2810 AUTHOR: Paul Chrystal PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 127 PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Roman Empire, Roman Republic, Emperors, corruption, cruelty, depravity, insanity
IMAGE: B2810.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y4rl2p2g LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This book is an addition to the very readable series that looks at the use of terror. The Roman Emperors were mostly monsters of one sort or another, very few being wise leaders of an Empire. - Highly Recommended The Republic was replaced by Emperors who came from a relatively small number of families and mostly came from a military background. They were used to brutality and license as soldiers of Rome, but also reflected the interests and values of many Romans. The Circus was a major entertainment and featured excesses and brutality. It would therefore be surprising if any Emperor behaved differently, although some did very much better than others. The author has reviewed a selection of Emperors who represented some of the worst. This is an interesting account of the use of State Terror and fits well with what has become a popular book series.