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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
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Clarendon Fund; Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme
Funding agency for:
Baker, R
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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