Lives Of The Later Caesars by MAGIE, David

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Lives Of The Later Caesars

London: Folio Society, 2005. Full grey leather hardback. Top edges of pages silver. In original slipcase. Full of beautiful wood-engravings (including frontis) by Sue Scullard. xxxvii + 583 pp. 260 x 175 mm (10¼ x 7 inches). Superb volume of the early, more respectable sections of the Augustan History. These biographies, from Nerva to Numerian, are supposedly based on the writings of Marius Maximus but authorship is unknown and some insist they are the work of a 4th century forger. They remain, however, a key source for information on the emperors from Hadrian to Caracalla.

Condition: Book and slipcase both in fine condition.

Book ID: 2145
Category: History
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