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The Scriptores Historiae Augustae, or Historia Augusta, is a collection of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117– 284 CE). The work, which is modeled on Suetonius, purports to be written by six different authors and quotes documents and public records extensively. Since we possess no continuous account of the emperors of the second and third centuries, the Historia Augusta has naturally attracted keen attention. In the last century it has also generated the gravest suspicions. Present opinion holds that the whole is the work of a single author (who lived in the time of Theodosius) and contains much that is plagiarism and even downright forgery.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Historia Augusta is in three volumes.

Synopsis:

The Historia Augusta (or Scriptores Historiae Augustae) is a series of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117-284 CE) modeled on Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars (second century CE). Of uncertain reliability and authorship, it is now attributed by many authorities to one late fourth century CE author.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Editorial Note

Caracalla

Geta

Opellius Macrinus

Diadumenianus

Elagabalus

Severus Alexander

The Two Maximini

The Three Gordians

Maximus And Balbinus

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674991552
Editor:
Warmington, E. H.
Translator:
Magie, David
Translator:
Magie, David
Editor:
Warmington, E. H.
Author:
Magie, D.
Author:
Magie, David
Author:
Scriptores Historiae Augustae
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
January 1924
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Historia Augusta (or Scriptores Historiae Augustae) is a series of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117-284 CE) modeled on Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars (second century CE). Of uncertain reliability and authorship, it is now attributed by many authorities to one late fourth century CE author.
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