By Alan Bowman, Edward Champlin, Andrew Lintott

The interval defined during this quantity starts off within the yr after the demise of Julius Caesar and leads to the 12 months after the autumn of Nero. Its major subject is the transformation of the political configuration of the kingdom to a dynastic monarchy and the institution of the Roman Empire. imperative to the interval is the success of the 1st emperor, Augustus.

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A p p . BCiv. 38. 15 Reynolds 1982 ( B 270) doc. 8 line 26, with her commentary. 86 O n the date, Pelling 1988 ( B 138) 206; Wallmann 1989 ( c 243) 234. 87 Stratoniceia: RDGE 27. Aphrodisias-Plarasa: Reynolds 1982 ( B 270) docs. 8 and 9 , cf. d o c . 6 lines 2 8 - 9 , 10 line 2, with her commentary. Miletus: Mile/ 1 3 nr. 126 lines 2 3 - 5 w i t h p p . 2 5 2 - 3 , Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 22 I. 88 It was to be ruled by Darius, a descendant of Mithridates Eupator.

Tat 6 Siy/ios enacocvpwKei. There is no inconsistency here (as is often suggested) with BCiv. 398, where the triumvirs agree the renewal oi&ev in TOV ST/HOV BcijBcvTes. In BCiv. Appian is simply contrasting the procedure in 37 with that of November 43, when the triumvirs needed a lex to establish them in office (BCiv. 27). Their powers now authorized them (it could be claimed) to renew their own term: it still suited their current policy to obtain ratification for their acts from the Senate (cf.

But, after Antony had departed to Alexandria for the winter, the Parthians decided to seize the moment and attack Roman Asia Minor themselves;38 and, far from waging a glorious campaign of vengeance, Antony had to hasten to put up what defence he could. The Parthian command was shared between the crown-prince Pacorus and Q. Labienus himself, son of that famous commander of Caesar who went over to Pompey at the beginning of the civil war. Brutus and Cassius had sent him to seek aid from Orodes, and 35 Tyre, Sidon, Antioch and Aradus: cf.

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