Style and Structure of the Historia Augusta

Research output: ThesisDoctoral thesis 3 (Research UU / Graduation NOT UU)

Abstract

About the Style and Structure of the collection of imperial biographies (from the emperor Hadrian 118-137 up to but not including Diocletian 284-305) - the internal division of the books is being investigated, with conclusions about the genesis of the work, as well as the differences in style and use of sources that occur between the different parts of the work - it is concluded that one author made use of several sources in various states of elaboration, from which he crafted a more or less coherent collection that is presented as an incomplete manuscript (see further on this in Burgersdijk 2016: Qui vitas aliorum scribere orditur. Narratological Implications of Fictional Authors in the Historia Augusta).
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Amsterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • den Hengst, Daniel, Primary supervisor, External person
Award date4 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2010

Keywords

  • historia augusta
  • biography
  • Roman empire
  • latin literature
  • style
  • structure

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