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Short Description for Vespasian In this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated biography, Barbara Levick examines the life and times of the Emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievement.
- Published: 01 September 1999
- Format: Hardback 376 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415166188 ISBN 10: 0415166187
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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 achievements. Examining received opinions on Vespasian, Barbara Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and confidence to Rome and ensured a smooth succession. Outlining 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 reputation. Part 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.