This selection from cassius dio s roman history gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of romes 400yearold republic, and. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the colosseum or when rome was sacked by the goths. On the death of his father roman governor of cilicia he went in 180 to rome, entered the senate, and under the emperor commodus was an advocate. He published 80 volumes of history on ancient rome, beginning with the arrival of aeneas in italy. The volumes documented the subsequent founding of rome 753 bc, the formation of the republic 509 bc, and the. Cassius dio cocceianus, historiae romanae earnest cary, herbert baldwin foster, ed. Furthermore, the very magnitude of the empire and the multitude of things that occur render accuracy in regard to them most difficult. Little of his roman history survives, but missing portions are partly supplied from. Chronicle of the roman emperors is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Dio sees as an integral, if corrupt, part of human nature but believes that. I ran a first proofreading pass immediately after entering each book, and later got. The campaigns of alexander classics book 253 english edition.
We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. Augustus caesar, the first emperor of rome 27 bcad 14, brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. Roman history, volume iii dio cassius harvard university press. Dio will never let you forget he was a roman senator. In dio we can see not only the perspective of roman history available to a man who was.
Emperor and empire in the works of greekspeaking authors of the third century ad. Dio cassius, also spelled dion cassius or in byzantine sources dio cocceianus, in full lucius cassius dio, born c. He collaborated with ian scottkilvert on cassius dio s the roman history 1987 for penguin classics, and other published work includes a history of augustus rise to power, the battle of actium 1970, and editions of suetonius life of augustus, divis augustus 1982, and of julius caesar. Octavian, to be known henceforth as augustus, officially becomes the sole ruler of. This selection from cassius dios roman history gives the fullest description of that long. Cassius dio cocceianus, historiae romanae, book 73. John carter retired from a senior lectureship at royal holloway college, university of london, in 1992.397 250 898 1105 62 1325 553 1266 552 1466 559 517 1197 368 899 1552 1516 445 980 985 1185 807 269 1438 901 758 684