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Morgan, Gwyn 1937-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 2,685 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Patterns  Fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Gwyn Morgan
69 A.D. : the year of four emperors by Gwyn Morgan( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year of four emperors, so the ancient sources assure us, was one of the most chaotic, violent, and frightening periods in all Roman history: a time of assassinations and civil wars, of armies so out of control that they had no qualms about occupying the city of Rome, and of ambitious men who seized power only to lose it, one after another." "In 69 A.D., Gwyn Morgan offers a fresh look at this period, based on two considerations to which insufficient attention has been paid in the past. First, we need to unravel rather than cherry-pick between the conflicting accounts of Tacitus, Plutarch, and Suetonius, our three main sources of information. And second, the role of the armies, as distinct from that of their commanders, has too often been exaggerated. The result is a remarkably accurate and insightful narrative history, filled with colorful portraits of the leading participants and new insights into the nature of the Roman military. Morgan ranges from the suicide of Nero in June 68 to the triumph of Vespasian in December 69." "An account of ancient Rome, 69 A.D. is an original and compelling account of one of the best known but perhaps least understood periods in all Roman history."--Jacket
Traditional knitting in the British Isles by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

69 A.D. : the year of the four emperors by M. Gwyn Morgan( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llew Lletchwith by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Welsh and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zac yn grac by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Welsh and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ailgylchu Alwyn by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Welsh and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babi Ben by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Welsh and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abracadabra by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Welsh and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tu chwith by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Welsh and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

69 AD : the year of four emperors by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Year of Four Emperors, so the ancient sources assure us, was one of the most chaotic, violent and frightening periods in all Roman history: a time of assassinations and civil wars, of armies so out of control that they had no qualms about occupying the city of Rome, and of ambitious men who seized power only to lose it, one after another. In "69 AD", Gwyn Morgan offers a fresh look at this period, based on two considerations to which insufficient attention has been paid in the past. First, that we need to unravel rather than cherry-pick between the conflicting accounts of Tacitus, Plutarch and Suetonius, our three main sources of information. And second, that the role of the armies, as distinct from that of their commanders, has too often been exaggerated. The result is a remarkably accurate and insightful narrative history, filled with colorful portraits of the leading participants and new insights into the nature of the Roman military. Morgan ranges from the suicide of Nero in June 68 to the triumph of Vespasian in December 69. In between, three other emperors hold power.; We meet Galba, old, tightfisted and conservative, who was declared emperor in June 68 and assassinated in January 69. Otho, once Nero's boon companion, who was responsible for murdering Galba, seized power in a coup in Rome in January 69 and, to everybody's surprise, committed suicide three months later in a vain attempt to end the civil wars. Vitellius, as indolent as he was extravagant, who was put forward by two ambitious lieutenants, recognized by the senate in Rome once they heard of Otho's death in April, and cut down by Vespasian's partisans in the last days of December. And then there is Vespasian, the candidate who looked least likely to succeed, but (according to Tacitus) was the first to be improved by becoming emperor. A strikingly vivid history of ancient Rome, "69 AD" is an original and compelling account of one of the best known but perhaps least understood periods in all Roman history
Taxpayer accountability principles addendum to 2014/15 government letter of expectations by British Columbia( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Caecilii Metelli, 284-46 B.C by M. G.wyn Morgan( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2015/16 mandate letter by British Columbia( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyg a Dêf Diawledig by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2016/17 mandate letter by British Columbia( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plays and players theatre yearbook( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posau gwallgo! by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Welsh and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dannedd gosod ben + caset by GWYN MORGAN( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

69 A the year of four emperors by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anul Domnului 69 : anul celor 4 împăraţi by Gwyn Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Morgan, Gwyn 1937-

Morgan, M. Gwyn.

Morgan, M. Gwyn 1937-

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