MAXIMINUS THRAX From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome


This is good study of an Emperor who rose through the ranks to seized power from the proceeding enfeebled dynasty. His reign would see the end of the golden age of the Roman Empire as it struggled to contain its new enemy the Sassanians to the East and the Barbarian Confederations to the north. Maximinus was a complex character from a barbarian background who proved popular with the troops but fell foul of the more sophisticated Roman Elite.

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