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The Madness of Nero (Penguin Epics #11)

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Nero has seized control of Rome and the crown.He is willing to destroy anyone that gets in his way.No one is safe--not even his scheming mother.As its new emperor sinks to insane levels of brutality, Rome becomes a hell of corruption, depravity and vice, and dark omens hang over the city.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Penguin Books Ltd
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Pete daPixie
Feb 07, 2012 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it
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Not much wrong with old Cornelius. I've enjoyed reading his 'Agricola' and 'Germania', but I think these extracts from his 'Annals of Imperial Rome' are even better. 'The Madness of Nero' begins somewhere amidst books 7-12, with the demise of Claudius. This Penquin Epic, which contains just one hundred and thirty five pages then covers the many sordid details of Nero's Rome. I really wanted this book to continue, as it breaks off before the debauched one finally gets seen off.
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Deanne
May 02, 2013 Deanne rated it really liked it
Some of the events told in this short book are well documented. Always find it interesting to read ancient history by writers like Tacitus, people who lived through some of the events or who knew those who did. Filled with names such as Nero, Claudius, Agrippina, Octavia and Seneca. There's murder, plotting, intrigue and suicides a plenty.
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it really was the only choice after having completed claudius
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Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (ca. AD 56 – ca. AD 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 t ...more
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