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The Antonines - Antonius, Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus and Commodus - played a crucial part in the development of the Roman Empire, controlling its huge machine for half a century of its most testing period.

Theirs was a period when art and literature were flourishing. It was also a time of social and political change, and there are still many unanswered questions: did the Antonines' rule contain the seeds of later decay? How did the Christians fare? Was Commodus as bad as he was made out to be? Michael Grant examines these issues with clarity and skill.

The importance of the Antonines is manifold, but it mainly lies in the fact that they represented an age of transition'. They were playing gigantic parts in the massive historical drama that was unfolding, a drama which was destined to transform the Roman Empire from its ancient mould and bring it into the Middle Ages.

Michael Grant is one of the world's greatest writers on ancient history. He has had a distinguished academic career, most recently as Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, and has published over fifty books.

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The Antonines--Antoninus Pius, Marcus Auerlius, Lucius Verus and Commodus--played a crucial part in the development of the Roman Empire, controlling its huge machine for half a century of its most testing period. Theirs was a period when art and literature were flourishing. It was also a time of social and political change, and there are still many unanswered questions: Did the Antonines' rule contain the seeds of later decay? How did the Christians fare? Was Commodus as bad as he was made out to be? Michael Grant examines these issues with clarity and skill.

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The Antonines--Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Veras and Commodus--played a crucial part in the development of the Roman empire, controlling its huge machine for half a century of its most testing period. Edward Gibbon observed that the epoch of the Antonines, the 2nd century A.D., was the happiest period the world has ever known. In this lucid, authoritative survey, Michael Grant re-examines Gibbons's statement, and gives his own magisterial account of how the lives of the emperors and the art, literature, architecture and overall social condition under the Antonines represented an "age of transition." "The Antonines" is essential reading for anyone who is interested in ancient history, as well as for all students and teachers of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415138147
Author:
Grant, Michael
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Grant Michael
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Emperors
Subject:
Rome Civilization.
Subject:
Emperors -- Rome.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.23x6.22x.71 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Antonines--Antoninus Pius, Marcus Auerlius, Lucius Verus and Commodus--played a crucial part in the development of the Roman Empire, controlling its huge machine for half a century of its most testing period. Theirs was a period when art and literature were flourishing. It was also a time of social and political change, and there are still many unanswered questions: Did the Antonines' rule contain the seeds of later decay? How did the Christians fare? Was Commodus as bad as he was made out to be? Michael Grant examines these issues with clarity and skill.
"Synopsis" by , The Antonines--Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Veras and Commodus--played a crucial part in the development of the Roman empire, controlling its huge machine for half a century of its most testing period. Edward Gibbon observed that the epoch of the Antonines, the 2nd century A.D., was the happiest period the world has ever known. In this lucid, authoritative survey, Michael Grant re-examines Gibbons's statement, and gives his own magisterial account of how the lives of the emperors and the art, literature, architecture and overall social condition under the Antonines represented an "age of transition." "The Antonines" is essential reading for anyone who is interested in ancient history, as well as for all students and teachers of the subject.
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