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Nero , with the help of his tutor , the leading writer Seneca , and of the praetorian
commander Burrus , succeeded peacefully to the imperial throne . In view of his
youth , it was Agrippina herself who became the effective ruler of the empire .
Yet he worked without stopping ; and he decided things by prosaic ,
commonsense methods which made him one of the most effective of all the
emperors . It was no mere coincidence that his three immediate forerunners had
only survived for ...
... for its forcible stages were habitually followed by phases of political settlement
at which this people and its rulers displayed a sagacity to which no study of our
own times , or for that matter any other times either , reveals an effective parallel .
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It reads like a textbook, which makes sense: it was a textbook in a college course. Nevertheless, if you have any interest in Roman History, there isn't much here you don't already know. Leggi recensione completa
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The best concise history of Ancient Rome available. A classic. Leggi recensione completa