Claudius. Barbara Levick.
Claudius
Claudius
Claudius

Claudius

ISBN: 0300047347
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. "Claudius was proclaimed Emperor at Rome after the assassination of Caligula in A.D. 41, and his thirteen-year reign included some significant accomplishments. Claudius added Mauretania, Lycia, and Thrace to the Roman Empire and began the systematic conquest of Britain. He extended the rights of Roman citizenship to many provincials and opened the Senate to prominent men from the western provinces, especially Gaul. However, Claudius has not been well served by posterity: ancient historians denigrated his achievements because they had his successors' interests at heart, while modern historians seem to have overestimated his personal contribution to the development of the Roman Empire. In this distinguished and provocative book, Barbara Levick provides a major reassessment of the man and his reign." (from front flap) An acclaimed, informative biography of Roman Emperor Claudius (10 BC-54 AD) & his reign (41-54 AD) following his infamous predecessor Caligula's at the height of the Roman Empire. The author, Barbara Levick, is a very distinguished & prolific British historian who has written many volumes on other ancient Roman Emperors & topics. With section of captioned photographs depicting ancient Roman coins, busts etc. from Claudius' era. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, a production of the venerable Yale University Press. A handsome, collectible scholarly resource that sets the record straight on this legendary, theretofore often misunderstood Roman Emperor's life & times. Book in very fine condition with only a touch of wear to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one tiny, barely discernible spot at side edge of text block; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4235]

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