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Riassunto: Domitian was only nineteen when he made his first appearance in the senate. It was also his first meeting with the men who were to bring about his downfall. Following his assassination in 96 AD after a reign that had lasted fifteen turbulent years, the senate declared the memory of this, the last of the Flavian emperors damned forever. Why? The surviving record relates tales of unbelievable depravity - Domitian's reign being described as the darkest in history, full of terror and uncertainty. Suetonius documents all Domitian's eccentricities, idiosyncrasies and crimes in ascending order of seriousness, culminating in the list of executions of senators - ten in fifteen years. But was his reign as bad as it has been portrayed? Why did contemporary authors have no good word for him even though their careers were advanced by his imperial favour? Many of the emperor's earlier achievements were enduring and well-advised - his administrative arrangements survived him, unchanged by later emperors - and his frontier wars were by no means ill-considered. Indeed, the number of senators murdered by him was far smaller than those killed by Claudius. Something indefinable had gone wrong between Domitian and the senate, but what? In this new in-depth study, Pat Southern distinguishes fact from fiction. She strips away the hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record to present a clear picture of the youth and reign of a man who was not as black as he was painted but who caused undoubted suffering which must be accounted for. For the first time Domitian is examined from a psychological point of view, to reveal a living breathing individual - offering a more reasonable explanation of thetragedy of his reign to satisfy both his detractors and his few champions.
About the Author: Pat Southern is co-author of Roman Cavalry and The Late Roman Army (both by Batsford). She is head librarian at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Titolo: Domitian: Tragic Tyrant
Casa editrice: Indiana University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. no dust jacket, minimal wear. In stock, ships from Michigan USA, International shipping available. Codice libro della libreria mon0000031507
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. First edition. First Edition. c.1997. Hardcover. 8vo. 164pp. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria C000030634
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. Codice libro della libreria 9009696
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. DJ in mylar. ; This study assesses Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record, revealing an individual who caused undoubted suffering which must be accounted for. ; 164 pages. Codice libro della libreria 18444
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press,, Bloomington:, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 58019
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. y First edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0253333121
Descrizione libro Indiana Univ Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0253333121