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The Resource The Roman history : the reign of Augustus, Cassius Dio ; translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ; with an introduction by John Carter

The Roman history : the reign of Augustus, Cassius Dio ; translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ; with an introduction by John Carter

Label
The Roman history : the reign of Augustus
Title
The Roman history
Title remainder
the reign of Augustus
Statement of responsibility
Cassius Dio ; translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ; with an introduction by John Carter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Brings to life for us the unrest and conspiracies, the struggle over the imperial succession, the prodigies and portents, the military campaigns all the way from Ethiopia to Yugoslavia. The author shows us the ruthless power-seeking as the 400-year-old republic finally collapsed and makes a great set-piece of the battle of Actium -- where Augustus defeated Antony and Cleopatra to become master of the world. He also inserts fictionalized speeches into his narrative, which offer his own profound political reflections or dramatize the many different attitudes to the emperor. The fascinating debate between the great general Agrippa and Maecenas (the patron of Horace and Virgil) on the merits of republicanism and monarchy confronts issues which are still very much alive today
Member of
Cataloging source
LC
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Cassius Dio Cocceianus
Dewey number
937/.07
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation from the Latin
LC call number
DG279
LC item number
.C3613 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scott-Kilvert, Ian
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Cassius Dio Cocceianus
  • Augustus
  • Scott-Kilvert, Ian
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Label
The Roman history : the reign of Augustus, Cassius Dio ; translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ; with an introduction by John Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Contains Books 50-56, running from 32 B.C. to A.D. 14"--P. [1]
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [259]-297
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction by John Carter -- Bibliographical note -- Acknowledgements -- A note on the text. THE ROMAN HISTORY. Notes -- Chronological table -- List of consuls -- Key to place-names -- Maps. Index
Control code
000005397331
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
348 p.
Isbn
9780140444483
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87157617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)16160011
Label
The Roman history : the reign of Augustus, Cassius Dio ; translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ; with an introduction by John Carter
Publication
Note
"Contains Books 50-56, running from 32 B.C. to A.D. 14"--P. [1]
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [259]-297
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction by John Carter -- Bibliographical note -- Acknowledgements -- A note on the text. THE ROMAN HISTORY. Notes -- Chronological table -- List of consuls -- Key to place-names -- Maps. Index
Control code
000005397331
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
348 p.
Isbn
9780140444483
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87157617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)16160011

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