A Companion to the Neronian Age (Blackwell Companions to the

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92) and continued into the civil war period that followed Nero’s death (Plutarch, Otho 3). 5) but may have been somewhat less hostile to Nero than were Pliny and Fabius. ) The opaque scrim that covers the lost works of these historians is an unfortunate reality. g. Questa (1963), Townend (1960)) and we must ultimately be satisfied with the Nero story as Tacitus, Suetonius, and Dio tell it. Still, it is not really possible to understand their largely hostile appreciations of Nero without an awareness of the earlier histories that appeared soon after the emperor’s death, apparently within 10 years (Syme (1958) 293).

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Dio, however, and his epitomators did. 2). Especially welcome is his account of the last two years of Nero’s life, for Tacitus’ Annals breaks off in the middle of AD 66, and Dio’s Roman History is our only chronological record of Tiridates’ visit to Rome, Nero’s tour of Greece, and his return to Rome in an artistic triumph. 32 Donna W. Hurley Dio’s inclusion of events on the British frontier and in Armenia, events in which the emperor was not personally involved, are evidence that the Flavian source histories did not neglect foreign affairs.

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