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James Romm

Classicist

James Romm appears in the following:

Murder, Madness, Tyranny, and Perversion in Ancient Rome

Friday, May 23, 2014

Classical historian James Romm tells the juicy story of Seneca, a famous writer and philosopher in ancient Rome who was appointed as tutor to 12-year-old Nero, the future emperor of Rome.

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A Tale of Murder, Madness, Tyranny, and Perversion in Ancient Rome

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Classical historian James Romm tells the juicy story of of murder, madness, tyranny, and perversion, set in ancient Rome. Seneca, then Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, was appointed as tutor to 12-year-old Nero, the future emperor of Rome. Controlling them both was Nero’s mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius. Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero is about the moral struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that surrounded Seneca in the twisted imperial family and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, who was a despot and a madman.

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The Death of Alexander the Great

Monday, January 02, 2012

Classicist James Romm tells the story of Alexander the Great, who united his empire and his army by the force of his will. His death at age 32 spelled the end of that unity, and Romm focuses on the dramatic saga of the empire’s collapse in his book Ghosts on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.

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The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Classicist James Romm tells the story of Alexander the Great, who united his empire and his army by the force of his will. His death at age 32 spelled the end of that unity, and Romm focuses on the dramatic saga of the empire’s collapse in his book Ghosts on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.

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