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Title:
The Tiberian narrative, 2.94-131
Author:
Velleius Paterculus, approximately 19 B.C.-approximately 30 A.D.
Uniform Title:
Historiae Romanae libri II. English. 1977
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
xix, 292 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Translation of Historiae Romanae libri II.

Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521213974
Format :
Book

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Summary

This volume deals with the most controversial part of Velleius' work, regarded by the majority of modern scholars as a panegyrical biography of Tiberius and used as an excuse for dismissing the historical value of Velleius' whole work. In the introduction Dr Woodman considers the nature of the Tiberian narrative in the light of the literary tradition, and argues that it is no more panegyrical than some of the most admired products of Roman historiography such as Livy and Ammianus. He also considers the transmission of Velleius' text since its discovery in 1515, and argues that, contrary to the opinion of most nineteenth and twentieth-century editors, Rhenanus' editio princeps of 1520 is a more reliable authority than Amerbach's apograph of 1516. Dr Woodman provides a full apparatus criticus, and an extensive commentary which is intended for use by students and specialists in Roman literature, historiography, and history.


Table of Contents

Preface
References and abbreviations
Introduction
Text and critical apparatus
Commentary
Indexes

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