The Lost Memoirs of Augustus (Hardback)
  • The Lost Memoirs of Augustus (Hardback)
Hardback Published: 12/12/2008
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"Augustus' Memoirs", written probably in the mid 20s BC, might have been one of the most revealing texts of Roman history - had they survived. Far longer than his surviving Res Gestae, the Memoirs seem to date from a period at which the wounds of Rome's civil wars were fresh, and the emperor's partisan past might be recalled with discomfort. Existing fragments and testimonia have suggested that the work was apologetic in purpose. In this, the first ever comprehensive study of the subject, a cast of internationally-respected scholars reconstruct aspects of the work, its importance for historians, and its relation to Roman literary genre. This book also contains, by kind permission of Oxford University Press, the fragments and testimonia of the Memoirs as they will appear, newly edited by Christopher Smith, in "The Fragmentary Roman Historians".

Publisher: Classical Press of Wales
ISBN: 9781905125258

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