Book review

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

If only history textbooks were this accessible and entertaining.

Strauss covers four centuries of Caesars, showcasing ten emperors for their historical significance. A common theme throughout the book is Rome as a chaotic family business, one where legitimate heirs are passed over for adopted strangers and women wield power in creative ways.

★★★★★