A Chronology of the Roman Empire by Timothy Venning

By Timothy Venning

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Not far behind is a Republican inscription, preserving a precious date for the climax of the great ‘Bacchanalian scandal’ of 186 38 BC. At the bottom of the range of inscriptions are the furtive – folded, nailed through and hidden – leaden ‘cursing tablets’ of bitter men and women expressing grudges against their fellows. 41 With regard to chronology, inscriptions include very useful fragments of documents already mentioned. Literary copies of the consular fasti may be checked against what survives of the ‘Fasti Capitolini’.

350–260 9 BC). BC) or Timaeus of This correlation, and others, allowed events in Roman history to be given ‘international’ Greek dates, based on Olympiads. For a long time, however, the process was piecemeal, leading to contradiction and confusion. It was not until the first century BC that Roman chronology was dealt with in a comprehensive and scientific manner, allowing not only the synchronization of Roman and Greek chronologies, but also eventually the synchronization of Roman and modern time systems.

9835. 25; W. Dittenberger, Orientis Graeci Inscriptiones Selectae 643. 43 J. F. Drinkwater (2007), The Alamanni and Rome 213–496: Caracalla to Clovis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 53–6. 44 Oxyrhynchus Papyri 42. 3035. 45 Kienast (1996), p. 17. 46 M. D. 235–284. Amsterdam: J. C. Gieben. 47 Below pp. 24]. 48 J. F. Drinkwater (1989), The Gallic Empire: Separatism and Continuity in the North-Western Provinces of the Roman Empire AD 260–274. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 132–88; I. ’, Current Archaeology, 194, 76–9.

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