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A study of a late antique corpus of biographies [Historia Augusta]

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This thesis provides a fresh investigation of a collection of Roman imperial biographies conventionally known as the 'Historia Augusta'. The thesis supports the authenticity of the texts included in this corpus, in particular the claims they make about their dates, authorship, and scope, through philological, literary, prosopographical, and historical arguments. It shows that this corpus of texts, if the main conclusions are accepted, potentially improves our understanding of the tetrarchi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:4722d4da-5f09-4306-837f-45c6cf69ec21
Local pid:
ora:11823

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