Dio's Rome : An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinius, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus and Now Presented in English Form, Volume II (Illustrated)

Dio's Rome : An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinius, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus and Now Presented in English Form, Volume II (Illustrated)

by Cassius Dio Cocceianus
     
 

• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman senator and prætor, when about forty years of age delivered himself of a pamphlet describing the dreams and omens that had led the general Septimius Severus to hope…  See more details below

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman senator and prætor, when about forty years of age delivered himself of a pamphlet describing the dreams and omens that had led the general Septimius Severus to hope for the imperial office which he actually secured. One evening there came to the author a note of thanks from the prince; and the temporary satisfaction of the recipient was continued in his dreams, wherein his guiding angel seemed to urge him to write a detailed account of the reign of the unworthy Commodus (Book Seventy-two), just ended. Once again did Dio glow beneath the imperial felicitations and those of the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016740553
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
06/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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