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Author Kemezis, Adam M., 1977- author.

Title Greek narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans : Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian / Adam M. Kemezis
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xi, 340 pages)
Series Greek culture in the Roman world
Greek culture in the Roman world.
Contents Introduction -- From Antonine to Severan -- Cassius Dio: The Last Annalist -- Philostratus' Apollonius: Hellenic Perfection on an Imperial Stage -- Philostratus' Sophists: Hellas' Antonine Golden Age -- Herodian: A Dysfunctional Rome -- Conclusion: From "Severan" to "Third-Century" Appendix: The Date of Composition of Dio's History -- The Dates and Addressees of Philostratus' Apollonius and Sophists -- The Date, Scope and Author of Herodian's History
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. From Antonine to Severan; 3. Cassius Dio: the last Annalist; 4. Philostratus' Apollonius: Hellenic perfection on an imperial stage; 5. Philostratus' Sophists: Hellas' Antonine golden age; 6. Herodian: a dysfunctional Rome; Appendix 1. The date of composition of Dio's history; Appendix 2. The dates and addressees of Philostratus' Apollonius and Sophists; Appendix 3. The date, scope and author of Herodian's history
Summary "The political instability of the Severan Period (AD 193-235) destroyed the High Imperial consensus about the Roman past and caused both rulers and subjects constantly to re-imagine and re-narrate both recent events and the larger shape of Greco-Roman history and cultural identity. This book examines the narratives put out by the new dynasty, and how the literary elite responded with divergent visions of their own. It focuses on four long Greek narrative texts from the period (by Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian), each of which constructs its own version of the empire, each defined by different Greek and Roman elements and each differently affected by dynastic change, especially that from Antonine to Severan. Innovative theories of narrative are used to produce new readings of these works that bring political, literary and cultural perspectives together in a unified presentation of the Severan era as a distinctive historical moment"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cassius Dio Cocceianus
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century.
Cassius Dio Cocceianus
Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century
Greek prose literature.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Greek prose literature
Rome -- History -- Severans, 193-235.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781107062726