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By Peter Michael Swan

ISBN-10: 0195167740

ISBN-13: 9780195167740

Written within the author's maternal Greek, the Roman History of the third-century A.D. historian Cassius Dio is our fullest surviving historic resource for the reign of the Emperor Augustus. In The Augustan Succession Peter Michael Swan presents an considerable historic and historiographic remark on Books 55-56 of the heritage. those books recount Augustus's final twenty-three years (9 B.C.-A.D. 14), within which the getting older monarch, amid dynastic tragedies and armed forces setbacks, orchestrated the continuation of the constitutional and imperial approach constructed less than his management, which led to his transmission of strength to his son-in-law Tiberius. The Augustan Succession is the 1st statement because the eighteenth century to provide complete and clean remedy of this phase of Dio's work.

This statement will pay shut severe awareness to Dio's old resources, tools, and assumptions because it additionally strives to provide him as a determine in his personal correct. in the course of a longevity (ca. 164-after 229), Dio served as a Roman senator less than seven emperors from Commodus to Severus Alexander, ruled 3 Roman provinces, and used to be two times consul. An acute and modern observer of large adventure, located with reference to the seat of imperial energy, he used to be a confident character who embodied deeply conservative political and social perspectives and prejudices. most of these components tell the pages of Dio's Augustan narrative, as does, principally, his doctrine that the simplest therapy for the concerns of his personal age of "rust and iron" was once rule at the version of Augustus. this is often an historic statement on Books 55-56 of Dio's Roman History. those books recount the final 1/2 the reign of the Emperor Augustus, peculiarly his orchestration of the 1st imperial succession. Addressed to either scholars and students, the recent statement is the 1st because the eighteenth century to provide complete and clean remedy of this section of Dio's work.

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