THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA IN CASSIUS DIO'S ROMAN HISTORY*

@article{Mallan2014THERO,
  title={THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA IN CASSIUS DIO'S ROMAN HISTORY*},
  author={Christopher Mallan},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={64},
  pages={758 - 771}
}
  • C. Mallan
  • Published 20 November 2014
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
We are told that when news of Caracalla's death reached Rome a group of senators denounced their former emperor, likening him to all the tyrants of the past who had ruled over them. The senator who recorded these actions, the historian Cassius Dio, does not say which tyrants were listed, but it is likely that such a comprehensive list included the last king of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus, and his son Sextus. The senators' actions were doubtless more an act of group catharsis than a private show… 

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