Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1977.
LibraryThing member thcson
This is a first-rate history book but it's a tough read unless you're a professional historian. It contains 600+ pages of quite detailed discussions on the evidence relating to the daily work of Roman emperors ("the emperor was what the emperor did", p.6). Apart from a short epilogue at the very end there are no attempts to draw general conclusions, not even chapter-ending summaries. None of this detracts from the value of this book as a great work of scholarship, but as a general reader, hoping to read about the workings of Roman government, I did not find this work particularly useful.