Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 0306819333
Total Pages : 288 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (68 download)
Book Synopsis The Great Fire of Rome by : Stephen Dando-Collins
Download or read book The Great Fire of Rome written by Stephen Dando-Collins and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. For more than a week the fire spread, engulfing most of the city and nearly burning it to the ground. With its capital in ruins, Rome's powerful empire teetered on the edge of collapse as Nero struggled desperately to save his empire -- and his skin. In The Great Fire of Rome, Dando-Collins takes readers through the streets of ancient Rome, where unrest simmers, and into the imperial palace, where political intrigue seethes, relating a pot-boiler story filled with fascinating historical characters who will determine the course of an empire. It is an unforgettable human drama that brings ancient Rome and the momentous events of 64 AD scorchingly to life.