The Roman History

The Reign of Augustus

Author: Cassius Dio Cocceianus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140444483

Category: History

Page: 348

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Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC�AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. 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 Rome�s 400-year-old republic, and Augustus� subsequent reign as emperor. Included are accounts of military campaigns from Ethiopia to Yugoslavia, and of long conflict with Antony and Cleopatra. With skill and artistry, Dio brings to life many speeches from the era � among them Augustus� damning indictment of Antony�s passion for the Egyptian queen � and provides a fascinating account of the debate between the great general Agrippa and Maecenas on the virtues of republicanism and monarchy.

The Roman History

The Reign of Augustus

Author: Cassius Dio

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140455671

Category: History

Page: 368

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Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. 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 Rome's 400-year-old republic, and Augustus' subsequent reign as emperor. Included are accounts of military campaigns from Ethiopia to Yugoslavia, and of long conflict with Antony and Cleopatra. With skill and artistry, Dio brings to life many speeches from the era - among them Augustus' damning indictment of Antony's passion for the Egyptian queen - and provides a fascinating account of the debate between the great general Agrippa and Maecenas on the virtues of republicanism and monarchy.

The Roman History

From Romulus and the Foundation of Rome to the Reign of the Emperor Tiberius

Author: Velleius Paterculus

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846654

Category: History

Page: 224

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This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation—the first English language translation in nearly ninety years—seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index.

Augustus

Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521744423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification.

Romanization in the Time of Augustus

Author: Ramsay MacMullen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300129908

Category: History

Page: 222

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During the lifetime of Augustus (from 63 B.C. to A.D. 14), Roman civilization spread at a remarkable rate throughout the ancient world, influencing such areas as art and architecture, religion, law, local speech, city design, clothing, and leisure and family activities. In his newest book, Ramsay MacMullen investigates why the adoption of Roman ways was so prevalent during this period. Drawing largely on archaeological sources, MacMullen discovers that during this period more than half a million Roman veterans were resettled in colonies overseas, and an additional hundred or more urban centers in the provinces took on normal Italian-Roman town constitutions. Great sums of expendable wealth came into the hands of ambitious Roman and local notables, some of which was spent in establishing and advertising Roman ways. MacMullen argues that acculturation of the ancient world was due not to cultural imperialism on the part of the conquerors but to eagerness of imitation among the conquered, and that the Romans were able to respond with surprisingly effective techniques of mass production and standardization.

The Rise of the Roman Empire

Author: Polybius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920505

Category: History

Page: 576

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The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.

The Romans in the Age of Augustus

Author: Andrew Lintott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319323

Category: History

Page: 216

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Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the rule of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman society during this pivotal period in its history Incorporates the most recent scholarship on aspects of Augustus's reign including the armed forces, religion, and intellectual and cultural life Andrew Lintott is a widely respected expert on the Roman Republic

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 University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195167740

Category: History

Page: 428

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"This commentary pays close critical attention to Dio's historical sources, methods, and assumptions as it also strives to present him as a figure in his own right. During a long life (ca. 164-after 229), Dio served as a Roman senator under seven emperors from Commodus to Severus Alexander, governed three Roman provinces, and was twice consul."--BOOK JACKET.

Epitome of Roman history

Author: Lucius Annaeus Florus,Edward Seymour Forster

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674992542

Category: History

Page: 381

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Florus, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian's time. He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history (especially wars) in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals. It is based chiefly on Livy. It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus's reign (30 BCE–14 CE). This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history. Poetry by Florus is also available in the Loeb Classical Library, in Minor Latin Poets, Volume II.

Diocletian and the Roman Recovery

Author: Stephen Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415918275

Category: History

Page: 264

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Roman Revolution

Author: Ronald Syme

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647187

Category: History

Page: 592

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The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.

The Classical World

An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465024964

Category: History

Page: 656

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Armies and empires, statesmen and tyrants--the acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox vividly recounts the history of two great civilizations and one thousand years that forged the Western world

Makers of Rome, Nine Lives

Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Macellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark Antony

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140441581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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Trans. with an intro. by Ian Scott-Kilvert.

Dio, the Julio-Claudians

Selections from Books 58-63 of the Roman History of Cassius Dio

Author: Cassius Dio Cocceianus

Publisher: Lactor

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 275

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Select passages from Dio to complement Tacitus' account of the Julio-Claudians with notes and commentary.

The Age of Augustus

Author: Werner Eck

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405182034

Category: History

Page: 209

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Tells the story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch. This title traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome's transformation from a republic to an empire. From the war against the assassins of Julius Caesar to his struggle against Antony and Cleopatra, it describes various aspects of Augustus' reign and the expansion of his empire.

Appian's Roman History

Empire and Civil War

Author: Kathryn Welch

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 191058911X

Category: History

Page: 330

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Appian of Alexandria lived in the early-to-mid second century AD, a time when the pax Romana flourished. His Roman History traced, through a series of ethnographic histories, the growth of Roman power throughout Italy and the Mediterranean World. But Appian also told the story of the civil wars which beset Rome from the time of Tiberius Gracchus to the death of Sextus Pompeius Magnus. The standing of his work in modern times is paradoxical. Consigned to the third rank by nineteenth-century historiographers, and poorly served by translators, Appian's Roman History profoundly shapes our knowledge of Republican Rome, its empire and its internal politics. We need to know him better. This collection of 15 new papers from a distinguished international team studies both what Appian had to say and how he said it. The papers engage in a dialogue about the value of Appian's text as a source of history, the relationship between that history and his own times, and the impact on his narrative of the author's own opinions - most notably that Rome enjoyed divinely-ordained good fortune. Some authors demonstrate that Appian's text (and even his mistakes) can yield significant new information, others re-open the question of Appian's use of source material in the light of recent studies showing him to be far more than a transmitter of other people's work.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Text, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Augustus,Alison E. Cooley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316284298

Category: History

Page: N.A

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At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language.

The Later Roman Empire

(a.D. 354-378)

Author: Ammianus Marcellinus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921501

Category: History

Page: 512

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Ammianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, and his writings rank alongside those of Livy and Tacitus. The Later Roman Empire chronicles a period of twenty-five years during Marcellinus' own lifetime, covering the reigns of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens, and providing eyewitness accounts of significant military events including the Battle of Strasbourg and the Goth's Revolt. Portraying a time of rapid and dramatic change, Marcellinus describes an Empire exhausted by excessive taxation, corruption, the financial ruin of the middle classes and the progressive decline in the morale of the army. In this magisterial depiction of the closing decades of the Roman Empire, we can see the seeds of events that were to lead to the fall of the city, just twenty years after Marcellinus' death.