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Cassius Dio's Forgotten History of Early Rome

Burden-Strevens, C. W. and Lindholmer, M. O., eds. (2018) Cassius Dio's Forgotten History of Early Rome. Brill Historiography of Rome and Its Empire . Brill, Leiden & Boston, 346 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-38437-8. (KAR id:68939)

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In a radical change of approach, Cassius Dio’s Forgotten History of Early Rome illuminates the least explored and understood part of Cassius Dio’s enormous Roman History: the first two decads, which span over half a millennium of history and constitute a quarter of Dio’s work. Combining literary and historiographical perspectives with source-criticism and textual analysis for the first time in the study of Dio’s early books, this collection of chapters demonstrates the integral place of ‘early Rome’ within the text as a whole and Dio’s distinctive approach to this semi-mythical period. By focussing on these hitherto neglected portions of the text, this volume seeks to further the ongoing reappraisal of one of Rome’s most significant but traditionally under-appreciated historians.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Cassius Dio, Early Rome, Roman History, Roman Republic, Severan Historiography, Roman History, Second Sophistic, Livy, Valerius Antias, Imperial Rome, Imperial Representation, Cultural Identity, Civil War, Stasis, Thucydides, Nerva-Antonines
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN441 Literary History
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Christopher Burden-Strevens
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 16:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:57 UTC
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