Studies in the Life of Heliogabalus

Studies in the Life of Heliogabalus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...p. 195, no. 1528. This coin is. dated according to the usual Egyptian custom, the time from an Emperor's accession until Aug. 29 being counted as the first year. According to this the years of Heliogabalus are: A June 8, 218--Aug. 29, 218. B Aug. 30, 218--Aug. 28, 219. r Aug. 29, 219--Aug. 28, 220. A Aug. 29, 220--Aug. 28, 221. E Aug. 29, 221--Mar., 222. cf. Head, Historia Numorum, p. lxxviii; De Ricci, Soc. Bibl. Arch., vol. 26 (19041, p. 192; Brit. Mus. Cat., Alex., pp. x, xi. 2 If sent by land around the Mediterranean, -about 23 days would be consumed, if by sea to Carthage and then by land, some two weeks beside the voyage. Because of their hostility to Caracalla it is hard to imagine that the Alexandrians would anticipate any event in the reign of Heliogabalus. 3 Cohen, vol. 4, p. 328, no. 47; cf. nos. 50-53. 'Herodian 5, 5, 14. nesty which Heliogabalus granted for the many slanderous things said about both Caracalla and himself by people of all classes. Whoever proposed this measure knew that a wholesale revival of old wrongs was poor policy for a government which rested on paid loyalty and toleration grounded on fear. 2. EVENTS TO THE YEAR 221 This is by far the most difficult period to treat in a satisfactory manner. The literary sources, freed from the logical sequence imposed upon them by the chronology of the earlier period, follow their own inclination in choosing the order of presentation. Owing to Dion's habit of treating similar events in groups/ it is not easy to follow his story from the version of Xiphilinus," for the epitomizer has, as a rule, omitted the little hints which, in the original, threw light upon the date. Herodian's frailties as a historian and his misunderstanding of the chronology of this reign make it...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559045
  • 9781236559043