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Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

ISBN : 9780190879594

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Author: 
Andrew G. Scott
Pages
216 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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Emperors and Usurpers provides an historical commentary for the final books of Cassius Dio's Roman history, with a focus on Dio's role as author and historian, his historical method, and his attitude to the Severan regime. The study elucidates Dio's account of the controversial reigns of Caracalla, Macrinus, and Elagabalus.

Index: 

Abbreviations
Map
Introduction
I. Cassius Dio's life and career
II. Texts and citations
III. Cassius Dio as historical guide
IV. Time of composition and the nature of Dio's contemporary history
V. Cassius Dio, Greek annalist
VI. Other sources for the reigns of Macrinus and Elagabalus
VII. Modern scholarship on the reigns of Macrinus and Elagabalus
Book 79(78): Macrinus
I. The structure of book 79(78) and the chronology of Macrinus' reign
II. Sources for book 79(78)
III. Commentary
Book 80(79): Elagabalus
I. Overview and structure of book 80(79)
II. Sources for Book 80(79)
III. Assessing Elagabalus' reign
IV. Historical outline
V. Religion
VI. Elagabalus' demise
VII. Commentary
Book 80(80): Severus Alexander
I. Introduction
II. Commentary
Works Cited

About the author: 

Andrew G. Scott is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Villanova University.

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