The Julio-Claudian Family: The Emperors from Augustus to Nero
Conspiracies against the Julio-Claudian Emperors
1 The Republic
2 The Augustan System: Fume et Specule
3 Augustus and the Opposition: Attempts on the Life of the Emperor
4 The Reign of Tiberius
5 The Conspiracy That Killed Caligula
6 Claudius the Fool?
7 The “Mad” Emperor Nero
8 The End of the Julio-Claudians
9 Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories: An Empire in Blood
About the Author
Why were Rome’s first emperors—the good, the bad, and the ugly—so vulnerable to conspiracies and assassination? As the first historian to investigate this intriguing question of imperial (in)security, Rose Mary Sheldon has given us an expert analysis that is both compelling and eye-opening.