By Timothy Venning
By means of its dimension, this quantity is clearly meant for libraries the place it'd be a helpful addition to any choice of works at the Empire... it truly is definitely good researched and good written... If one have been merely allowed one reference textual content on Rome's background, then it can need to be this one.
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Whereas surrounded through the Axis powers in international conflict II, Switzerland remained democratic and, in contrast to such a lot of Europe, by no means succumbed to the siren songs and threats of the Nazi goliath.
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2, p. 348. INTRODUCTION 19 12 D. Kienast (1996), Römische Kaisertabelle. Grundzüge einer römischen Kaiserchronologie (2nd edn). Darmstadt, p. 14. 13 Cf. 28]. 14 Kienast (1996), p. 2. 15 R. O. Fink, A. S. Hoey and W. F. Snyder (1940), ‘The Feriale Duranum’, Yale Classical Studies, 7, 1–222. 16 Below pp. 9]. 17 Kienast (1996), p. 16; cf. below p. 000 [17 c. n. 40]. 18 Kienast (1996), p. 3. 19 Kienast (1996), p. 8. 20 Bengtson (1965), p. 30. 21 Cf. above p. 000 [5 c. n. 8]. 22 Cf. below p. 000, on the ﬁnal uncovering of the Catilinarian conspiracy.
534 BC Reign of Servius Tullius, probably son- in-law of Tarquinius Priscus and agreed by Roman historians to be a freed slave and son of a prisoner-of-war. There is a possibility of identiﬁcation with a former mercenary captain, the Etruscan ‘Mastarna’ who brought the force of his late commander Caelius Vibenna to Rome to settle the ‘Caelian’ Hill, according to Emperor Claudius’ researches in ancient records. The reigns of the sixth-century kings are more likely to have been accurately remembered than those in the seventh century, though with literary embellishments.
He may represent ‘Mastarna’, conﬁrming the historical authenticity of a leading ﬁgure of the regal period. In the Roman tradition, Mastarna (which may be a title: ‘leader’) is identiﬁed with Servius Tullius, the sixth (out of seven) canonical king of Rome. 52 Finally, one should not forget the importance of astronomical phenomena mentioned in the sources, from which we can deduce precise dates. 53 Overall, the task of establishing a comprehensive chronology of Roman history is massive and difﬁcult, but it also worthwhile and fruitful.
A Chronology of the Roman Empire by Timothy Venning