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By Timothy Venning

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E. , 1989). IX: The Last Age of the Roman Republic, 146–43 BC (ed. J. A. , 1994). X: The Augustan Empire, 43 BC–AD 69 (ed. A. K. , 1996). XI: The High Empire, AD 270–192 (ed. A. K. , 2000). XII: The Crisis of Empire, AD 193–324 (ed. A. K. , 2005). XIII: The Late Empire, AD 337–425 (ed. Averil Cameron and P. Garnsey, 1998). XIV: Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, AD 425–600 (ed. , 2000). Detailed chronology of Roman emperors from Augustus to Theodosius I (27 BC–AD 395): D. Kienast, Römische Kaisertabelle.

These felt a need to connect Christianity to its Old Testament roots and to synchronize these with Greek and Roman dating, thereby demonstrating that the new religion had a pedigree as good as the old. The production of such universal histories (‘chronicles’) began early in the third century. The most important was that of bishop Eusebius of Caesarea (c. AD 260–339), as translated into Latin and expanded by Jerome (c. AD 347–420) and then by Hydatius (c. AD 400–c. 470) and others. Also important is the world-history, in Greek, of John Malalas (c.

AD 338–97) and Sidonius Apollinaris of Clermont Ferrand (c. AD 430–c. 485). It should be said that not all literary works are to be trusted. The ‘History’ of Herodian (AD 165–c. 255) is far from reliable; and much of the biographical ‘Augustan History’, especially its lives of co-rulers, usurpers and later-third century emperors, is pure fiction. Beside the literary sources, we can call on material remains, principally INTRODUCTION 13 inscriptions, papyri, coins and objects from general archaeological research.

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