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Velleius Paterculus : making history

Author: Eleanor Cowan; Edward Bispham
Publisher: Swansea : Classical Press of Wales ; Oakville, CT : Distributor in the United States of America, The David Brown Book Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Velleius Paterculus' short work occupies a unique position in Roman historiography. It is the earliest surviving attempt on the part of a post-Augustan historian to survey the history of the res publica from its origins. In a period from which no other contemporary historical narrative survives in more than meagre fragments, Velleius' work - written under the emperor Tiberius - offers a critical counter to the later
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Analys och tolkning
Named Person: Velleius Paterculus; Velleius Paterculus; Velleius, Paterculus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Cowan; Edward Bispham
ISBN: 9781905125456 1905125453
OCLC Number: 760284593
Description: xiii, 378 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Eleanor Cowan ; Part I. Velleius. Velleius Paterculus as Senator. A dream with footnotes / Barbara Levick ; Time for Italy in Velleius Paterculus / Edward Bispham ; A page in the history of Campania / Maria Elefante ; Part II. Historiography and intertextuality. Velleius' history: genre and purpose / John Rich ; Transit admiratio: memoria, invidia, and the historian / Martin Bloomer ; Explanations in Velleius / John Marincola ; Velleius 2.30.6 and Tacitus, Histories 4.81.2: accomplishing allusion / Victoria Emma Pagán ; Velleius and biography: the case of Julius Caesar / Christopher Pelling ; Part III. Roman themes, Roman values. Roman values in Velleius / Ulrich Schmitzer ; Resuscitating a text: Velleius' history as cultural evidence / John Alexander Lobur ; Velleius 2.124.2 and the reluctant princeps: the evolution of Roman perceptions of leadership / Tom Hillard ; The Stones of Blood: Family, Monumentality, and Memory in Velleius' Second Century / Luke Pitcher ; Heroism and Despair in Velleius Paterculus' narrative of the Republic / Catherine Steel ; Part IV. Velleius and ... Velleius and the Games / T.P. Wiseman ; Paene omnium vitiorum expers, nisi ... : Velleius on Pompey / Robin Seager ; Velleius and Livia: making a portrait / Kathryn Welch ; Velleius and the princeps Romani nominis / Eleanor Cowan.
Other Titles: Making history
Responsibility: editor, Eleanor Cowan ; contributors, Edward Bispham [and others].

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Velleius Paterculus' short work is the earliest surviving attempt on the part of a post-Augustan historian to survey the history of the res publica from its origins to his own times. In a period from  Read more...

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The fit and finish of this volume are superb, in keeping with The Classical Press of Wales' standards. -- Emil. A. Kramer Journal of Roman Studies Issue 103 (2013)

 
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