Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP
Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP

Folio Society DYNASTY The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Tom Holland SLIP

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Dynasty:  The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
Tom Holland


In Dynasty, classical historian Tom Holland chronicles the murderous, decadent reigns of the first five emperors of Rome – a sensational narrative presented in a lavishly illustrated Folio edition.  In Dynasty, Tom Holland picks up the thread, chronicling the lives of the first five emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. With a novelist’s verve and a historian’s mastery of detail, Holland lays bare the glamour and decadence of Rome, and the unrelenting brutality beneath its veneer of civilisation – all under the absolute power of history’s most infamous imperial house, fated to become known as ‘the very archetypes of feuding and murderous dynasts’. He pays due attention to its women, from Livia, the self-possessed matriarch of the clan, to Agrippina, killed on the orders of her son Nero after masterminding his rise. Like its sister Folio edition Persian Fire, Holland’s acclaimed book on the Greco-Persian Wars, Dynasty is handsomely presented. It has 24 pages of colour illustrations – including frescoes, sculptures, mosaics and coinage – plus family trees and newly hand-drawn maps, in a distinctive green binding bearing an image of Nero designed by Kent Barton.

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Bound in printed and blocked cloth with a design by Kent Barton

Set in Spectrum with Castellar as display

480 pages

Frontispiece plus 24 pages of colour plates

11 integrated hand-drawn maps and 3 family trees 

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝