By Adam M. Kemezis

The political instability of the Severan interval (AD 193–235) destroyed the excessive Imperial consensus concerning the Roman previous and brought on either rulers and topics continuously to re-imagine and re-narrate either fresh occasions and the bigger form of Greco-Roman historical past and cultural id. This e-book examines the narratives placed out by way of the recent dynasty, and the way the literary elite replied with divergent visions in their personal. It makes a speciality of 4 lengthy Greek narrative texts from the interval (by Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian), each one of which constructs its personal model of the empire, every one outlined through varied Greek and Roman components and every otherwise plagued by dynastic switch, in particular that from Antonine to Severan. cutting edge theories of narrative are used to provide new readings of those works that carry political, literary and cultural views jointly in a unified presentation of the Severan period as a particular historic moment.

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