Emperors and Usurpers

Emperors and Usurpers

After a successful rebellion against the usurper Macrinus in a.d. 218, with fighting centered primarily around Antioch, Elagabalus and his family ... Herodian (5.3.3) notes that Maesa lived with Julia Domna 106 Emperors and Usurpers 4.

Author: Andrew G. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190879600

Category: History

Page: 240

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This historical commentary examines books 79(78)-80(80) of Cassius Dio's Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in A. D. 217. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius Dio's retirement from political life in 229. Cassius Dio, a Roman Senator, provides a valuable eyewitness account of this turbulent period, which was marked by the assassination of Caracalla, the rise of Macrinus, Rome's first equestrian emperor, and his subsequent overthrow, the tempestuous, and by all accounts peculiar, reign of Elagabalus, and the continuation of the Severan dynasty under the young Severus Alexander. In addition to elucidating important passages from these books, this study assesses Cassius Dio's political life and its relationship to his literary career; his call to history and time of composition; his historical method; and his attitude toward and subsequent presentation of the later Severan dynasty. In its investigation of books 79(78)-80(80), the work assesses an important stretch of Dio's actual text, which for other parts has been preserved largely in epitome and excerpts. Finally, the work aims to fill a gap in scholarship, as no commentary on these books of Cassius Dio's history has been produced since the nineteenth century, and its publication coincides with a renewed interest in the history and historiography of the Severan period.
Categories: History

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire

general sent to put down one such rebellion under Pacatianus, had no sooner arrived in the region than he was himself proclaimed emperor.” Rebellion and usurpation also flourished because there was no institutional means by which to ...

Author: Adrastos Omissi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198824824

Category: History

Page: 348

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Civil war and usurpation were endemic to the later Roman Empire, with no fewer than 37 men claiming imperial power between 284 and 395 AD. This volume constructs the first comprehensive history of civil war in this period through the ways in which successive dynasties manipulated history to legitimate themselves and to discredit their predecessors.
Categories: History

Emperors and Usurpers

Emperors and Usurpers

Finally, the work aims to fill a gap in scholarship, as no commentary on these books of Cassius Dio's history has been produced since the nineteenth century, and its publication coincides with a renewed interest in the history and ...

Author: Andrew G. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190879594

Category: History

Page: 191

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This historical commentary examines books 79(78)-80(80) of Cassius Dio's Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in A. D. 217. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius Dio's retirement from political life in 229. Cassius Dio, a Roman Senator, provides a valuable eyewitness account of this turbulent period, which was marked by the assassination of Caracalla, the rise of Macrinus, Rome's first equestrian emperor, and his subsequent overthrow, the tempestuous, and by all accounts peculiar, reign of Elagabalus, and the continuation of the Severan dynasty under the young Severus Alexander. In addition to elucidating important passages from these books, this study assesses Cassius Dio's political life and its relationship to his literary career; his call to history and time of composition; his historical method; and his attitude toward and subsequent presentation of the later Severan dynasty. In its investigation of books 79(78)-80(80), the work assesses an important stretch of Dio's actual text, which for other parts has been preserved largely in epitome and excerpts. Finally, the work aims to fill a gap in scholarship, as no commentary on these books of Cassius Dio's history has been produced since the nineteenth century, and its publication coincides with a renewed interest in the history and historiography of the Severan period.
Categories: History

The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire AD 235 395

The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire  AD 235   395

Selected Roman emperors and usurpers, 235–395 The following list includes the names and dates of selected emperors and usurpers from the period AD 235–395 who have been referred to in this book. Maximinus Thrax 235–238 Balbinus and ...

Author: Mark Hebblewhite

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317034308

Category: History

Page: 240

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With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of available literary, epigraphic and numismatic evidence he demonstrates that emperors of the period considered the army to be the key institution they had to mollify in order to retain power and consequently employed a range of strategies to keep the troops loyal to their cause. Key to these efforts were imperial attempts to project the emperor as a worthy general (imperator) and a generous provider of military pay and benefits. Also important were the honorific and symbolic gestures each emperor made to the army in order to convince them that they and the empire could only prosper under his rule.
Categories: History

Emperors and Usurpers the Transformation of the Late Roman State

Emperors and Usurpers the Transformation of the Late Roman State

This is a history of the Roman empire from the accession of Valentinian in 364 to the death of Marcian in 457, a period of turbulence and radical change, by the end of which the Empire had fragmented.

Author: Mark Humphries

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748611428

Category: Rome

Page: 320

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'Emperors and Usurpers' is a history of the Roman period from the accession of Valentinian in 364 to the death of Marcian in 457, a period of turbulence and radical change, by the end of which the empire had fragmented.
Categories: Rome

Transmissions and Translations in Medieval Literary and Material Culture

Transmissions and Translations in Medieval Literary and Material Culture

They appear on coins of the (self-proclaimed) emperors and usurpers Domitius Alexander and Priscus Attalus.8 Recent investigations have shown that some usurpers in late Antiquity invoked the notion of Rome as the urbs aeterna as a ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004501904

Category: History

Page: 412

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This collection explores multiple artefactual, visual, textual and conceptual adaptations, developments and exchanges across the medieval world in the context of their contemporary and subsequent re-appropriations.
Categories: History

Contested Monarchy

Contested Monarchy

In stark contrast stand emperors who devote themselves not to becoming embroiled in civil war but rather to the defense of the empire. ... Lejdegård 2002, 121–160, discusses the triumph Emperors, Usurpers, and the City of Rome 167.

Author: Johannes Wienand

Publisher: Oxford Studies in Late Antiqui

ISBN: 9780199768998

Category: History

Page: 530

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Contested Monarchy offers a fresh survey of the role of the Roman monarch in a period of significant and enduring change.
Categories: History

The Picts

The Picts

island had fallen away from Rome's control and into the hands of independent rulers or usurpers in the later third century. His military campaigns from 293 to 296 began withthe defeat of theusurper Carausius' army inGaul, followeda few ...

Author: Benjamin Hudson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118598320

Category: History

Page: 280

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The Picts is a survey of the historical and culturaldevelopments in northern Britain between AD 300 and AD 900.Discarding the popular view of the Picts as savages, they arerevealed to have been politically successful and culturallyadaptive members of the medieval European world. Re-interprets our definition of ‘Pict’ and providesa vivid depiction of their political and military organization Offers an up-to-date overview of Pictish life within theenvironment of northern Britain Explains how art such as the ‘symbol stones’ arehistorical records as well as evidence of creativeinspiration. Draws on a range of transnational and comparative scholarshipto place the Picts in their European context
Categories: History

Historia

Historia

The author disdained “ all those great stylists ... who wrote about the life of the emperors ( in uita principum ) and ... 33 It can be used of Augusti , Caesares , and usurpers , and it can be used of Augusti as distinct from 30 22 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079780923

Category: History, Ancient

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Categories: History, Ancient

Collection Latomus

Collection Latomus

One of the most remarkable features of the HA is its inclusion of lives of usurpers . Indeed , the HA can be described as a parallel series of the lives of emperors and usurpers . The decision to include the lives of usurpers was a ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858060494154

Category: Latin language

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Categories: Latin language