This is a biography of Constantine - famous for being the first Christian emperor of Rome and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - which aims to reach past the public persona to the private man. Was he the last notable Roman emperor, or the first medieval monarch? Was he a saint and hero, or should he be regarded as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son and many of his friends to further his own ambitions?
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Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He has held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society. He lives and writes in Italy.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110297821385
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0297821385