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The Augustan succession : an historical commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman history, Books 55-56 (9 B.C.-A.D. 14)

Author: Peter Michael Swan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: American classical studies, no. 47.
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The Augustan Succession is an historical commentary on Books 55-56 of Dio's Roman History. These books recount the last half of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, above all his orchestration of the first imperial succession. Addressed to both students and scholars, the new commentary is the first since the eighteenth century to offer full and fresh treatment of this segment of Dio's work.
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History
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Swan, Peter Michael, 1931-
Augustan succession.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003050672
(OCoLC)52165867
Named Person: Cassius Dio Cocceianus.; Cassius Dio Cocceianus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Michael Swan
ISBN: 1423720849 9781423720843 0195167740 9780195167740
OCLC Number: 61342089
Description: 1 online resource (428 pages).
Contents: Notes for the Reader; Maps; 1. The Northern Frontiers; 2. Augustan Rome; 3. The East under Augustus; 4. Italy; 5. The Provinces in Dio's Time; 6. Rebellion in Illyricum A.D. 6-9; Introduction; 1. Chronology of Dio's Life, Career, and Writings; 2. How Dio Portrays Himself; 3. Dio's View of History; 4. Dio on Augustus' Place in Roman History; 5. How Dio Composed His Account of Augustus' Reign (31 B.C.- A.D. 14); 6. The Text of Books 55-56; Commentary; Book 55: 9 B.C.- A.D. 8; Book 56: A.D. 9-14; Appendixes; 1. How Dio Visualized Trans-Rhenane Germany under Augustus 2. Dio on Tiber Floods3. Augustan imperatores; 4. Dio on Distributions of Largesse (congiaria) in Augustan Rome; 5. Dio on Famines; 6. One More Problem in the Fasti Praenestini of 16 January; 7. Suetonius Aug. 34.1-2 and the Dates of Augustus' Marriage Laws; 8. Sources on the War in Dalmatia, A.D. 9; 9. Velleius 2.115.4 on the War in Dalmatia: An Emendation; 10. Sources on the Varian Disaster, A.D. 9; 11. On the Text of Dio 56.21.2-3 (Varian Disaster); 12. Augustus' Last Will: Substitute Heirs; 13. How Much Did Dio Alter the Editio Princeps of His History in Preparing Its Second Edition? 14. Dio 55.12.3[sup(a)]-5 (Xiph.-Zon.) on the Value of the Aureus and Denarius15. How the Book Numbers Work in Boissevain's Dio Edition, Vol. 3, Books 61-80; Bibliography and Abbreviations; Index; 1. Disputed or New Readings; 2. Index of Selected Passages; 3. Greek Words; 4. Latin Words; 5. Persons, Places, and Institutions; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Series Title: American classical studies, no. 47.
Responsibility: Peter Michael Swan.
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An excellent historical commentary... which will be of great help to all students and scholars who study the last twenty years of Augustus' reign. Lukas de Blois, Gnomon

 
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