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Author Hengst, Daniël den, author

Title Emperors and historiography : collected essays on the literature of the Roman Empire by Daniël den Hengst / introduced and edited by D.W.P. Burgersdijk and J.A. van Waarden ; adiuvante Hanna Schreuders ; indices conscripsit Petrus Burgersdijk
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 362 pages) : illustrations
Series Mnemosyne supplements, 0169-8958 ; volume 319. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 319.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Contents Prose of the Late Republic and Early Empire. Cicero and history ; Dic, Marce Tulli! Cicero's attitude towards the Caesarians after Caesar's death ; Memoria, thesaurus eloquentiae : the Auctor ad Herennium, Cicero and Quintilian on mnemotechnics ; The preface to Livy's Ab urbe condita ; Alexander and Rome ; The biographies of the Roman emperors ; Latin historiography and Plutarch -- Historia augusta. Verba, non res : über die Inventio in den Reden und Schriftstücken in der Historia augusta ; The author's literary culture ; Die Poesie in der Historia augusta : Bemerkungen zur Opiliusvita ; Selbstkommentare in der Historia augusta ; Some notes on the Vita Taciti ; The Plato of poets : Vergil in the Historia augusta ; The discussion of authorship ; Die Kausalkonjunktionen quod, quia und quoniam in der Historia augusta ; Review of : Histoire auguste 4,2 : view des deux Auréliens et des deux Galliens, ed O. Desbordes, S. Ratti, Paris 2000 ; Review of : Histoire auguste 5,1 : views d'Aurélien et de Tacite, ed. F. Paschoud, Paris 1996 ; Review of : Histoire auguste 5,2 : vies de Probus, Firmus, Saturninus, Proculus et Bonose, Carus, Numérien, et Carin, ed. F. Paschoud, Paris 2001 -- Ammianus Marcellinus. The Romanization of Julian ; Ammianus Marcellinus on astronomy (Res gestae 20.3) ; The scientific digressions in Ammianus' Res gestae ; Hidden polemics : Ammianus' digression on Egypt (Res gestae 21.15-16) ; Senium Imperii ; Mantuanus vates excelsus : Vergil in the Res gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus ; Literary aspects of Ammianus' second digression on Rome ; Vir utriusque literaturae non vulgariter callens emunctaeque naris : sur Ghelen, éditeur d'Ammien Marcellin ; Vir heroicis connumerandus ingeniis : Ammianus' final verdict on the Emperor Julian ; Preparing the reader for war : Ammianus' digression on siege engines
Summary In this collection of essays Roman historical and biographical texts are studied from a literary point of view. The main interest of the author, Daniel den Hengst, professor emeritus of Latin at the University of Amsterdam, concerns the development of Roman historiography, the ways in which Roman historians present their work and the intertextual relations between these works and other literary genres. Special attention is given to the Historia Augusta and Ammianus Marcellinus, but also authors from the classical period, such as Cicero, Livy and Suetonius and their ideas about historiography a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-344) and indexes
Notes Texts in English, German and French; selections in Latin and Ancient Greek
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SUBJECT Ammianus Marcellinus. Rerum gestarum libri.
Scriptores historiae Augustae.
Rerum gestarum libri (Ammianus Marcellinus) fast (OCoLC)fst01356649
Scriptores historiae Augustae. fast (OCoLC)fst01356714
Subject Emperors -- Rome -- Biography -- History and criticism
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Ancient Languages.
Emperors -- Biography.
SUBJECT Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Historiography
Subject Rome (Empire)
Römisches Reich
Genre/Form History.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Burgersdijk, D. W. P. (Diederik W. P.), editor.
Waarden, J. A. van (Joop A. van), editor.
ISBN 9789004193222