Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

The Great Fire of Rome

The Great Fire of Rome

The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City

On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. For more than a week the fire spread, engulfing most of the city and nearly burning it to the ground. With its capital in ruins, Rome's powerful empire teetered on the edge of collapse as Nero struggled desperately to save his empire…and his skin.

In The Great Fire of Rome, Dando-Collins takes readers through the streets of ancient Rome, where unrest simmers, and into the imperial palace, where political intrigue seethes, relating a pot-boiler story filled with fascinating historical characters who will determine the course of an empire. It is an unforgettable human drama that brings ancient Rome and the momentous events of 64 AD scorchingly to life.

Read More

Genre: Nonfiction / History / Ancient / Rome

On Sale: September 7th 2010

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 288

ISBN-13: 9780306819339

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Reader Reviews