Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 June 2004

448 Pages | 6 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195167740

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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)

Peter Michael Swan

Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies

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.