Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond

Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond

by Geoff W. Adams


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Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond by Geoff W. Adams

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739197769
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/09/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

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