Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard

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A riveting account of ancient Rome's imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make-or destroy-the emperors they served Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, ...

Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard 2018, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300234381

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Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard 2017, Yale University Press

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Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard 2017, Audible Studios on Brilliance

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