This book examines the biography of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It seeks to further understand the author of the Historia Augusta alongside the reminiscences of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Geoff W. Adams arrives at this understanding through a study of a wide range of literary texts. Marcus Aurelius was a very important ruler of the Roman Empire, who has had an impact symbolically, philosophically, and historically upon how the Roman Empire has been envisioned. Adams achieves this end to bring a clearer understanding to his representation and to modern interpretations of his highly interpreted and romanticized representations in the ancient texts.
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About the Author
Geoffrey Adams taught as assistant lecturer in Archaeology and Ancient History at Monash University in 2007/8. His research interests include Roman Domestic Space, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Roman Biography, Roman Imperial History, Roman Britain, Pyrrhus of Epirus and the design of Hellenistic Palaces.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Vita Marci Antonini Philosophi and the Historia Augusta in its Biographical Context
Chapter 2: Commentary on the Vita Marci Antonini Philosophi
Chapter 3: Commentary on the Interpolation in the Vita Marci Antonini Philosophi
Chapter 4: Marcus Aurelius’ General Representation in the Historia Augusta
Chapter 5: Marcus Aurelius in the Third and Fourth Centuries AD
Appendix: The Vita Marci Antonini Philosophi: the Text and a Translation