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Emperors and biography : studies in the 'Historia Augusta'

Author: Ronald Syme
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides biographical information for Roman emperors of the third century.
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Syme, Ronald, 1903-1989.
Emperors and biography.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971
(OCoLC)578444251
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Syme
ISBN: 0198143575 9780198143574
OCLC Number: 130009
Language Note: Translated from Latin.
Notes: Continuation of Ammianus and the Historia Augusta.
Description: ix, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The bogus names --
Ipse ille patriarcha --
Ignotus, the good biographer --
The secondary vitae --
The nomen antoninorum --
the fame of Trajan --
More about Marius Maximus --
The careers of Maximus and Dio --
The reign of Severus Alexander --
Gordianus, Pupienus, Balbinus --
The emperor Maximinus --
Emperors from Illyricum --
From Decius to Diocletian --
Illyricum in the Epitomators --
The emperor Claudius Tacitus --
Literary talent --
Fiction and credulity.
Other Titles: Studies in the 'Historia Augusta'
Responsibility: Ronald Syme.

Abstract:

This book provides biographical information for Roman emperors of the third century.

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