A Chronology of the Roman Empire by Timothy Venning

By Timothy Venning

Via its measurement, this quantity is clearly meant for libraries the place it might be a helpful addition to any choice of works at the Empire... it really is definitely good researched and good written... If one have been simply allowed one reference textual content on Rome's heritage, then it'll need to be this one.

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Thus Livy (59 BC – AD 17), writing describing the regal period 9 INTRODUCTION and the Republic down to 9 BC in his ‘From the Foundation of the City’ (Ab urbe condita), sets events into a regular framework of consular and absolute dates. In this he was followed by Tacitus (c. AD 59–c. 118), in his ‘Agricola’, ‘Histories’ and ‘Annals’, Cassius Dio (c. AD 164–c. 230), writing in Greek, in his ‘Roman History’, and Ammianus Marcellinus (c. AD 330–c. 395), in his ‘History’. These writers also knew the value of original documents, had access to them, and used them: least so in the case of Livy, but famously so in that of Suetonius (c.

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Further reading General work of reference: Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford, 3rd edn, 1996). Concise overviews of the entirety of Roman history: T. Cornell and J. F. Matthews, Atlas of the Roman World (London, various editions from 1982). M. , A History of Rome (Oxford, several editions from 1996). C. Freeman, Egypt, Greece and Rome (Oxford, 2nd ed. 2004). More detailed surveys (in the ‘Fontana History of the Ancient World’ series): R. M. Ogilvie, Early Rome and the Etruscans (London, various editions from 1976).

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