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Maximinus Thrax: Strongman Emperor of Rome

Maximinus Thrax Strongman Emperor of Rome Maximinus was a half barbarian strongman of frightening appearance and colossal size who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided Such feats impressed the emperor Sev

  • Title: Maximinus Thrax: Strongman Emperor of Rome
  • Author: Paul N. Pearson
  • ISBN: 9781473847033
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Maximinus was a half barbarian strongman of frightening appearance and colossal size who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided Such feats impressed the emperor Severus who enlisted him into the imperial bodyguard whereupon he embarked on a distinguished military career Eventually he achieved senior command in the massive Roman invasMaximinus was a half barbarian strongman of frightening appearance and colossal size who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided Such feats impressed the emperor Severus who enlisted him into the imperial bodyguard whereupon he embarked on a distinguished military career Eventually he achieved senior command in the massive Roman invasion of Persia in 232 and three years later became emperor himself in a military coup Supposedly over seven feet tall it is likely he had a pituitary disorder , Maximinus was surely one of Rome s most extraordinary emperors He campaigned across the Rhine and Danube for three years until a rebellion erupted in Africa and the snobbish senate engaged in civil war against him This is a narrative account of the life and times of Maximinus, from his humble origins up to and beyond the civil war of 238, written for enthusiasts of Roman history and warfare.

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    1. Fascinating study of a unique and little-known character from Roman history -- the 3rd century emperor, the 8 foot tall Maximinus Thrax [The Thracian]. Based on not-always-completely-accurate primary material of the Roman and Byzantine periods, as well as on archaeological finds, the author has pieced together what he feels is the most accurate, and taken educated guesses as to anything else. Maximinus came from Thracian peasant stock; parents were most probably barbarians. He entered the army a [...]

    2. A surprisingly interesting biography of one of the more easily over-looked Roman Emperor's of the 3rd century BC. Actually, one of the more engaging explorations of the early 3rd century in general, as it follows Maximinus - who apparently had giganticism - moving up in the world from brawler, to imperial bodyguard, to leader of the ceremonial guard, to commander of Rome's legions, and finally, emperor.

    3. A good solid coverage of what we know of the life of Maximinus Thrax. It is well footnoted for a narrative history. It is also much more than just a biography. The coverage of the Severan dynasty, the Sassanid Empire, the actions of the senate leading up to the death of Maximinus and the reigns of first few emporers after is well done. However, the narrative gets somewhat long-winded at times when covering points that aren't very important. Additionally, the last quarter of the book, focusing on [...]

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