From A Pre Eminent Biographer In The Field, This Well Documented And Illustrated Biography Examines The Life And Time Of The Emperor Vespasian And Challenges The Validity Of His Perennial Good Reputation And Universally Acknowledged AchievementsExamining Received Opinions On Vespasian, Barbara Levick Examines How This Plebeian And Uncharismatic Emperor Restored Peace And Confidence To Rome And Ensured A Smooth SuccessionOutlining How He Gained Military Experience And Political Skills, Levick Goes On To Explore How Vespasian Coped With The Military, Political And Economic Problems Of His Reign, And His Evaluation Of The Solutions To These Problems, Before She Finally Examines His Posthumous ReputationPart Of The Bestselling Roman Imperial Biographies Series, Vespasian Will Engage, Enthral And Inform Both Students Of Classical Studies And History, And The General Classical Enthusiast Alike
Barbara M Levick is a British historian, specializing in ancient history She was educated at St Hugh s College, Oxford, and, since 1959, has been a Fellow of St Hilda s College, Oxford now emeritus She is a prolific writer and occasional broadcaster on Roman history.Levick is best known to the general public for her biographies of Roman emperors.
- 310 pages
- Barbara Levick
- 05 October 2019 Barbara Levick