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Cassius Dio: The Augustan Settlement By Edited and  John W. Rich

Cassius Dio: The Augustan Settlement by Edited and John W. Rich

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Dio Cassius' Roman History contains the fullest surviving account of the reign of Augustus. This edition of Books 53-55 covers the years 28-5 BC and includes Dio's extended discussion of the constitutional settlement of 27 BC and the imperial system it inaugurated. Ancient Greek text with facing translation, introduction and commentary.

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Cassius Dio: The Augustan Settlement: Roman History 53.1-55.9 by Edited and John W. Rich

Dio Cassius, too often consulted just as a historical source, was an historian of considerable interest and originality - at once a Greek man of letters and a late representative of the Roman tradition of senatorial historical writing. For the reign of Augustus his history is the fullest account to survive. This edition covers the years 28 to 5 BC, after which there are substantial gaps in Dio's text; it includes Dio's extended discussion of the constitutional settlement of 27 BC and the imperial system it inaugurated. The notes discuss the historical subject matter and Dio's treatment of it; particular attention is paid to the way Dio shaped his material in the light of his own values and interests. The introduction deals with Dio's life, the character of his history, and his view of Augustus. Ancient Greek text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.

Cassius Dio: The Augustan Settlement Reviews

'This volume adds much to the study of Roman history. Students, scholars, and interested persons will find this updated version of an important ancient author interesting and helpful.'
Classical World
'Rich brings to bear two admirable qualities: serious attention to Dio as a thinker in his own right and a broad familiarity with the history and scholarship of the Augustan period... a useful guide to at least a part of the best extant history of the regime we possess.'
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

About Edited and John W. Rich

J. W. Rich is Emeritus Professor of Roman History at the Department of Classics, University of Nottingham. He is editor of 'The City in Late Antiquity' (Routledge, 1996); co-editor with Andrew Wallace-Hadrill of 'City and Country in the Ancient World' (Routledge, 1992); and co-editor with Graham Shipley of 'War and Society in the Roman World' and 'War and Society in the Greek World' (Routledge, 1995).

Table of Contents


Preface
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Introduction
Text and Translation
Commentary
Apparatus Criticus
Maps
Index

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GOR011112557
9780856683831
0856683833
Cassius Dio: The Augustan Settlement: Roman History 53.1-55.9 by Edited and John W. Rich
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Liverpool University Press
1990-07-31
272
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