Who's who in the Roman World
Who's Who in the Roman World is a wide-ranging biographical survey of one of the greatest civilizations in history. Covering a period from the 5th century BC to AD 364, this is an authoritative and hugely enjoyable guide to an era which continues to fascinate today. The figures represented come from all walks of Roman life and include some of history's most famous -- not to mention infamous -- figures as well as hitherto little-known, but no less fascinating, characters.
-- The notorious emperors -- Caligula; Nero; Elagabalus; Commodus
-- The great poets, philosophers and historians -- Virgil; Tacitus; Seneca; Ovid
-- The brilliant politicians and soldiers -- Hannibal; Scipio; Caesar; Mark Antony; Constantine
-- Noteworthy personalities -- Acte, mistress of Nero; Catiline, the revolutionary; Spartacus, champion of the slaves; Gaius Verres, the corrupt governor of Sicily
The inclusion of cross-referencing, a glossary of terms, select bibliographies, a chronology and list of the emperors, maps, and an author's preface completes what is at once a superb reference resource and an enormously entertaining read.