The Year of the Four Emperors (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Year of the Four Emperors A welcome reissue of Kenneth Wellesley's classic study, this is the only book to tackle this crucial period in detail and will appeal to scholars, students and the general reader alike.
- Published: 01 October 2000
- Format: Hardback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415232289 ISBN 10: 0415232287
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After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace. This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties.