Historia Augusta, Volume I: Hadrian. Aelius. Antoninus Pius. Marcus Aurelius. L. Verus. Avidius Cassius. Commodus. Pertinax. Didius Julianus. Septimius Severus. Pescennius Niger. Clodius Albinus

Historia Augusta, Volume I: Hadrian. Aelius. Antoninus Pius. Marcus Aurelius. L. Verus. Avidius Cassius. Commodus. Pertinax. Didius Julianus. Septimius Severus. Pescennius Niger. Clodius Albinus

by David Magie (Translator)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674991545
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1921
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #139
Edition description: 7th printing/1st pub.1921
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 816,448
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

David Magie (1877–1960) was Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Editorial Note (1991)

Hadrian

Aelius

Antoninus Pius

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Lucius Verus

Avidius Cassius

Commodus

Pertinax

Didius Julianus

Septimius Severus

Pescennius Niger

Clodius Albinus

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