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During this full of life and precise research, Beth Severy examines the connection among the emergence of the Roman Empire and the prestige and position of this kin in Roman society. The relations is put in the social and ancient context of the transition from republic to empire, from Augustus' upward push to sole energy into the early reign of his successor Tiberius.
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