Dynasty: The Rise And Fall Of The House Of Caesar

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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar involves a part in history revolving around the Roman Revolution, the blood lust, corruption of an empire, and the rise and fall of five rulers. During 27 BC to 68 AD these five rulers who ruled the Julio-Claudians were; Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero these five leaders led an allure during their rule and were shadowed by crimes they committed. This dynasty is a story of a family that changed the world and still gives off an incredible impression. The book goes over the rise of Augustus to the fall of Nero and biographies of each ruler during their rule. After Caesar was assassinated, Caesar had a favorite nephew who he adopted which came in power known as Gaius Octavius (Augustus). …show more content…
Holland is the author of several books, movies, and TV shows which revolve around the medieval and classical history which has received awards for his work. Holland used to be obsessed with prehistoric times when he was younger and as he got older he was captivated and very intrigued with ancient history. Ancient Rome was such an interesting place to study filled with change, war, betrayals, assassinations that changed the world and still has left impressions on people today. With one death the future could change, the death of Caesar gave Augustus the throne and Caesar wasn’t done he still had plans to follow through with. In the different books he has written, they talk about the Roman Empire. One of the books talks about the last years of the Roman Republic, other talks about Persian Empire. Holland tells the stories of these empires, and rulers in a different perspective than the usual author would, he gives an edge in his books. Tom Holland intends to do with the book is to show the effects of Caesar being murdered, which led to the rise of Augustus. Following the events of Augustus and the successors and how each help contribute to the fall of the house of Caesar and …show more content…
The type of secondary sources that is used is maps, timelines, and family trees. Type of primary sources used would be remains, coins, and prints. Holland accomplishes his intentions for this book, by telling the story about the rulers in a different perspective than many authors. In the book he talks about the assassinations that happened through time with the different rulers and how they each contributed to the break out wars, and the fall of Rome’s republic. Holland conveys his passion he has had since he was younger by analyzing and writing about ancient Rome. The books that Holland has written, each of them surround ancient Rome and the rulers. Holland made sure to write about the past kingdoms, the emperors, wars that happened after the last

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