The Herodian nature had, in fact, been entirely subdued by the Hasmonan.
Herodian says, no doubt with some exaggeration, that this was the greatest calamity which had ever befallen the Romans.
The essence of "immorality" does not lie in mad Byronic passion, or in terrible Herodian lust.
On these now rests a superstructure of Herodian workmanship.
In general, Dio is a more trustworthy authority than Herodian, and most moderns have therefore preferred his version of the story.
As its decoration is probably of the Herodian age, I agree with him.
Its influence, if it ever had any, was declining with the decreasing significance of the Herodian line.
According to Herodian, the diadem, in the later times, was double; but the coins of Parthia do not exhibit this peculiarity.
Nor is it possible that these circumstances of violent opposition can be better illustrated than in this tale of Herodian.
He is one of that foul Herodian brood, in all of whom the bad Idumæan blood ran corruptly.