These portraits of the emperors form the building blocks of an invaluable and highly readable popular history of Imperial Rome, brought to life using the colorful testimony of contemporary authors.
Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at Durham University. He is a specialist in European prehistory, but has broad interests in the archaeology of other regions of the world. He is the author of many books and has directed excavations at prehistoric sites in France, Portugal, and the Channel Islands. He has recently taken over as editor of the leading UK archaeology journal Antiquity.