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Sick Caesars Madness and Malady In Imperial Rome

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Michael Grant

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Michael Grant

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New York.: Barnes & Noble., 2000.. Reprint.. Hard cover. . Fine copy in fine dust jacket (in mylar). . Octavo.. Photograph of OUR copy available upon request.

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Grant, Michael

New York: Barnes & Noble, 2000. 178 Pages Indexed. This Barnes & Noble First Printing Edition published by arrangement with Michael Grant Publications, light green boards with black quarter-spine. Spine has gold lettering. Beautiful as new gift quality condition. Dust jacket covered with vinyl Brodart. From the ascension of Augustus to the division of the eastern and western empires in 364, Sick Caesars investigates the illnesses that led to the rise and fall of the Roman emperors and, to some extent, the Roman Empire itself. Continually plagued by plots and intrigues, the Caesars had every reason to live in fear and suspicion. Michael Grant discusses how, aside from emotional anxieties, the emperors were visited by any number of diseases which the stress of their position seemed only to exacerbate. Alcoholism and epilepsy were two illnesses commonly shared by the Caesars, and the list of maladies goes on to include schizophrenia, hyperthyroidism, acute encephalitis, and congenital cerebral paralysis, to name just a few. Their illnesses, both psychological and physical, helped shape the course of history: Aurelius probably would have invaded Germany had he not suffered from bad health, and Septimius Severus likely would have conquered the whole of Britain had his health not prevented him. The emotional disorders of the emperors run the gamut, from the mildly sadistic (Domitian was in the habit, in his free time, of pulling the wings off flies) to the bizarre (Caracalla was known to frequent brothels, driving out the prostitutes and prostituting himself in their place) to the frighteningly homicidal (Caligula stored the corpses of murdered women under his floorboards). Sick Caesars is an account, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, of men transformed, and more often deranged, by absolute power. Contents in Nine Chapters: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Domitian and After, Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, Septimius Severus Caracalla and Elagabalus, and Diocletian and Constantine. Plus Epilogue and Notes. . First Printing. Hard Back. As New/Near Fine. Illus. by Schurdak, Catherine - Text Design. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2".

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Grant, Michael

New York: Barnes & Noble Books - Everyday Handbooks, 2000. 178 Pages Indexed. This Barnes & Noble First Printing Edition published by arrangement with Michael Grant Publications, Ltd. Green boards with black quarter-spine. Spine has gold lettering. Beautiful as new gift quality condition. From the ascension of Augustus to the division of the eastern and western empires in 364, Sick Caesars investigates the illnesses that led to the rise and fall of the Roman emperors-and, to some extent, the Roman Empire itself. Continually plagued by plots and intrigues, the Caesars had every rea son to live in fear and suspicion. Michael Grant discusses how, aside from emotional anxieties, the emperors were visited by any number of diseases which the stress of their position seemed only to exacerbate. Alcoholism and epilepsy were two ill- nesses commonly shared by the Caesars, and the list of maladies goes on to include schizophrenia, hyperthyroidism, acute encephalitis, and congenital cerebral paralysis, to name just a few. Their illnesses, both psychological and physical, helped shape the course of history: Aurelius probably would have invaded Germany had he not suffered from bad health, and Septimius Severus likely would have conquered the whole of Britain had his health not prevented him. The emotional disorders of the emperors run the gamut, from the mildly sadistic (Domitian was in the habit, in his free time, of pulling the wings off flies) to the bizarre (Caracalla was known to frequent brothels, driving out the prostitutes and prostituting himself in their place) to the frighteningly homicidal (Caligula stored the corpses of murdered women under his floorboards). Sick Caesars is an account, sometimes funny, some- times tragic, of men transformed, and more often deranged, by absolute power. Contents in Nine Chapters: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Domitian and After, Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, Septimius Severus Caracalla and Elagabalus, and Diocletian and Constantine. Plus Epilogue and Notes. . First Barnes & Noble Printing. Hard Back. As New/As New. Illus. by Schurdak, Catherine - Text Design. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2".

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Michael Grant

Michael Grant Publication with. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Michael Grant

Barnes & Noble, 2000. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. minimal wear to book, jacket has edge wear, shelf rubbing, minimal fraying to top of spine.

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Michael Grant

Michael Grant Publication with, 2000-01-01. First edition, Complete Numbers . Hardcover. fine/fine. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has no chips or tears, price is not clipped.

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Michael Grant Publication With. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2000. Hardcover. 0760709378 . This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Dustjacket does have some shelfwear. Inside pages are clean. ; 178 pages .

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Grant, Michael

Barnes & Noble, 2000. hardcover. fine with fine dust jacket. slender 8vo. 178pp. 14 photos and seven maps.. Professional used bookstore open to the public since 1988. 30 Years of Bookselling Experience backing the careful selection and description of each book we offer.

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Michael Grant

Michael Grant Publication with. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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