Historia Augusta, Volume I (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
Antal sidor
Harvard University Press
David Magie
Rohrbacher, David (revised by)
Volume I
165 x 112 x 30 mm
363 g
Antal komponenter
Historia Augusta, Volume I (inbunden)

Historia Augusta, Volume I

Inbunden,  Latin, 2022-07-12
  • Skickas från oss inom 7-10 vardagar.
  • Fri frakt över 249 kr för privatkunder i Sverige.
Historia Augusta, Volume I Kan levereras innan julafton
March of the emperors. The Historia Augusta is a biographical work roughly following the model of the imperial biographer Suetonius (LCL 31, 38) and covering the lives of the Roman emperors from Hadrian (r. 117138) to Carinus (r. 283285), with a lacuna between the lives of the Gordians and the Valerians. Although the work comes down to us as a collection of thirty books written by six different authors, it is now generally considered to be the creation of a single individual writing under several pseudonyms no earlier than the late fourth century. It is a thoroughly enigmatic work whose origins, nature, and purpose remain obscure; the very beginning of the life of Hadrian is lost, and with it any general introduction that may have existed. While the Historia Augusta is our most detailed surviving source for the second and third centuries, often providing details beyond the Greek accounts, it is not a trustworthy source for historical information: too many of the details are anachronistic, unsupported, or preposterous, or contradicted internally or by better sources, and many documents, speeches, acclamations, and inscriptions that it quotes or cites are entirely fictional. The Historia Augusta nevertheless has its attractions: for the connoisseur of biography the author provides plenty of wordplay, puns, allusions, literary games, and mock-scholarly digressions, and for the casual reader he offers vivid characterizations of emperors both good and bad. This revision of the original Loeb edition by David Magie offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Historia Augusta, Volume I
  2. +
  3. Letters from a Stoic

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Letters from a Stoic av Seneca, Robin Campbell (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 472 kr


Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Recensioner i media

The task of editing and revising the work of another scholar cannot be an easy task. Yet Rohrbacher has handled his endeavour with admirable skill and respect. The result is a welcome and, one might add, needed addition to the Loeb Classical Library, and will surely serve anglophone readers of this most beguiling of texts for years to come. -- Christopher Mallan * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

Övrig information

David Magie (18771960) was Professor of Classics at Princeton University. David Rohrbacher is Professor of Classics, New College of Florida.