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Nero


Nero


Blackwell Ancient Lives 1. Aufl.

von: Jurgen Malitz

19,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405144742
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 192

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In this rigorously researched biography Jürgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider the reputation of the Roman Emperor Nero. Focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and his role as emperor. Steers readers through the diverse interpretations of Nero that have arisen through the ages. Allows readers to form a balanced judgment of this divisive and controversial Emperor.
List of Illustrations. Nero's Family Tree. The Roman Empire. Timeline. Part I: Augustus’ Great-great-grandson. Part II: Heir to the Throne. Part III: Quinquennium Neronis. Part IV: Matricide. Part V: “What a loss for the theatre”. Part VI:The Princeps and the Populace of Rome. Part VII:The Provinces of the Empire. Part VIII: The Great Fire of Rome. Part IX: Opposition. Part X: Trip to Greece. Part XI: The End of the Dynasty. Part XII: Quo Vadis? Nero’s “Afterlife”. Appendix: The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: An English Translation, Augmented with the Biographies of Contemporary Statesmen, Orators, Poets, and Other Associates: Suetonius. Bibliography. Index
Jürgen Malitz is Chair of Ancient History at the Catholic University, Eichstätt. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Histories of Posidonius (1983) and Nicolaus of Damascus, Life of Augustus (2003). Malitz also specialises in the development of PC and Internet applications for the Classics, including Gnomon Online, Numismatische Bilddatenbank Eichstätt, and ConcEyst.
The fifth Roman emperor, Nero has gone down in history as the archetypal narcissistic tyrant. In this fascinating new biography, Jürgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider Nero’s reputation. Malitz focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and the political role for which his ambitious mother, Agrippina the Younger, groomed him. The author reveals how, after sound beginnings under Seneca and other serious men, Nero succumbed to his love of acting; and how, while using the arts to please the people, Nero alienated the senate with his increasingly autocratic style. Finally, he explains how Nero met his untimely end following a failure of nerves in the face of rebellion. Nero’s crimes are notorious: he murdered his mother and all possible contestants to the throne and brutally persecuted the Christians. Despite Nero’s notoriety, Malitz outlines the often forgotten aspects of his reign: his early, surprisingly responsible political agenda, his initial popularity, patronage of the arts, and innovations in architecture. This original biography allows readers to form a balanced judgment of this divisive and controversial Emperor.

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