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The Spectre of Alexander: Cassius Dio and the Alexander-motif

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n the opinion of Cassius Dio, Septimius Severus’ capture of Nisibis and annexation of the province of Mesopotamia were not among the emperor’s more worthwhile ventures. The costs were great and the yields slight. Our knowledge of the campaign is sketchy, although we do have a narrative outline supplied by Dio’s eleventh century epitomator, John Xiphilinus. Xiphilinus preserves an anecdote which takes place after Severus and his army had crossed the Euphrates and were starting to fee...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0017383517000055

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Classics Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Greece and Rome Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
2
Pages:
132-144
Publication date:
2016-10-06
Acceptance date:
2016-07-04
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EISSN:
1477-4550
ISSN:
0017-3835
Pubs id:
pubs:640575
URN:
uri:bf80660b-92e6-46f3-97f5-837520b84455
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uuid:bf80660b-92e6-46f3-97f5-837520b84455
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pubs:640575

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