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Title: Roman History, Volume 6: Books 51-55 (L083)
Author: Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B Foster (trans)
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 1917
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674990920
Volumes: 1; Pages: 512
List Price in Cloth: $24.00 Our price: $24.00
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Of the eighty books of Dio's great work, Books 36-60 have come down to us (with some gaps). Roman history from the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. to the death of Augustus in A.D. 14 is narrated in Books 44-56 of Dio's History. the facilities for research afforded by Dio's official duties--he held a number of high offices--as well as his own diligence make him a vital source for the history of this period. The Antoine era is chronicled in Volume IX of the edition. Dio's history of the 24-year reign of Antoninus Pius has not survived. But we have portions of his accounts of Marcus Aurelius (Books 71-72) and Commodus (Books 73-74), a slim record but essential since so little else about this period has come down to us.