One Year, One Empire, Four Emperors, AD69, Emperors, Armies & Anarchy

The author has an engaging writing style that brings this period of conflict to vivid life. The year following the demise of the paranoid Nero was one of the most turbulent in the history of Ancient Rome – Most Highly Recommended.

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NAME: One Year, One Empire, Four Emperors, AD69, Emperors, Armies & Anarchy
FILE: R3013
AUTHOR: Nic Fields
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Iulio-Claudian Dynasty, Nero, Tacticus, Senate, Emperor, Generals, 
Praetorian Guard, civil war, infighting, ambition, Roman Legions

ISBN: 1-78159-188-1

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DESCRIPTION: The author has an engaging writing style that brings this period of 
conflict to vivid life. The year following the demise of the paranoid Nero was one 
of the most turbulent in the history of Ancient Rome –  Most Highly 
Recommended.

This book reads much like a good novel, keeping the reader turning pages to the end. 
It is full of the ups and downs, triumphs and reverses but it is factual history. This is 
how history should be presented, engaging the reader with the serpentine plot that 
was Rome in AD69. The serious enthusiast and the academic are also served by 
paragraph numbering and extensive notes.

For all the art and literature and the traditions of the Republic and the Empire, the 
history of Rome is bloody but never more so than in AD69. What made this period 
so dangerous was that the paranoid Nero had eliminated those of his family who 
might seek to replace him. His death left no logical succession and no desire for 
return to the Republic. Inevitably this meant that a small group of generals would 
fight to succeed, using their power bases in the Legions. The Praetorian Guard was 
a further critical faction with its own vested interests and power.

The able and absorbing text is supported by illustration through the body of text and 
in a photo-plate section. There are also excellent appendices and notes that make this 
a strong reference work.