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The interval defined during this quantity starts off within the 12 months after the dying of Julius Caesar and results in the yr after the autumn of Nero. Its major subject matter is the transformation of the political configuration of the country to a dynastic monarchy and the institution of the Roman Empire. imperative to the interval is the fulfillment of the 1st emperor, Augustus.
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2; Sen. Suas. 7 ( t n e story has evidently been embroidered, but probably has at least s o m e basis). It need n o t f o l l o w that Octavia herself w a s regarded as Athena incarnate, as Raubitschek 1946 ( F 202) thought. 100 Cf. especially Mannsperger 1973 (c 171) 384-6. Here Dionysiac types were admittedly 101 Socrates of Rhodes, FGrH 192 F 2. 4. 102 Dio XLIX. 19-20 with Reinhold 1988 (B 150)adloc; cf. Sherwin-White 1984 (A 89) 304-6. The similarities to the events of 39 are in fact suspicious, and the same stories may have been used by historians for two different campaigns.
Esp. Pbil. v . 37. 16 17 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 IO I. T H E T R I U M V I R A L PERIOD would not be out of Antony's control: Pollio was to be there, and he too had veterans under his command. 18 In the event Antony's possession of Gaul came to nothing, for Octavian took it over bloodlessly on Calenus' death in 40. It was that important historical accident that would turn Antony decisively towards the East. But, for the moment, possession of Gaul kept all his important options free.
49 And Antony could do nothing about it; for by now the news from Italy was even more alarming. 39 Plut. Pomp. 4; in general, cf. T i m p e 1962 ( c 236) 1 1 4 - 1 6 . 4I MRK 11 308. A b o v e , p. 10 and n. 19. 42 Plancus in Cic. Fan. 3 and 6, with n. in D . R. Shackleton Bailey's commentary. 2 implies that the garrisons were c o m p o s e d o f o l d partisans o f Brutus and Cassius, t h o u g h t h i s is scarcely credible in s o sensitive a n area: cf. Brunt 1971 (A 9) 4 9 7 . 44 Strab. I4-J ( 6 6 0 Q ; cf.