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Vespasian by Barbara Levick
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Aug 23, 14

bookshelves: biography, history-general, history-ancient
Recommended for: Roman history enthusiasts
Read from August 17 to 23, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

This is a very dense biography of the Roman emperor Vespasian (69-79), and a more general history of the establishment of the Flavian dynasty (69-96); Levick assumes a very solid knowledge of Roman history in the reader.

Which - if you have one - makes this a highly recommended book. Levick presents a balanced account of Vespasian's life and his (and his family's) impact on the development of the Principate.
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