Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire

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The story of Claudius has often been told before. Ancient writers saw the emperor as the dupe of his wives and palace insiders; Robert Graves tried to rehabilitate him as a far shrewder, if still frustrated, politician. In this book, Josiah Osgood shifts the focus off the personality of Claudius and on to what his tumultuous years in power reveal about the developing political culture of the early Roman Empire. What precedents set by Augustus were followed? What had to be abandoned? How could a new emperor win the support ...

Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521708258

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Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521881814

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