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Aurelius Victor, Sextus

Latin historian; born Africa ca.320, died after 389. By his own account Aurelius was a man of poor rural stock who advanced by his literary skill. He was sufficiently in ...

Victor, Sextus Aurelius

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R. W. Burgess

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...exemplar. R. W. Burgess PLRE I, Victor 13. HLL 5, section 537. ed. F. Pichlmayr and R. Gruendel (1970), 77–129. ed. P. Dufraigne (annotated with FT, 1975), unreliable and outdated. ed. K. Gross-Albenhausen and M. Fuhrmann (annotated with GT), S. Aurelius Victor. Die römischen Kaiser = Liber de Caesaribus: Lateinisch-deutsch ( 3 2009). ET (annotated) H. W. Bird , Liber de Caesaribus of Sextus Aurelius Victor (TTH 17, 1994). W. den Boer , Some Minor Roman Historians (1972), 19–113. H. W. Bird , Sextus Aurelius Victor: A Historiographical Study (ARCA...

Aurelius Victor, Sextus

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Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony J. S. Spawforth

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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142 words

... in a three-part history are not by his hand. Texts F. Pichlmayr (1911); P. Dufraigne (Budé, 1975); trans. and comm., H. Bird (1994). Origo Gentis Romanae : G. Puccioni, (1958); J.-C. Richard (Budé, 1983). PLRE 1, ‘Victor’ 13; H. Bird , Sextus Aurelius Victor: A Historiographical Study (1984). Alexander Hugh McDonald / Antony J. S....

Aurelius Victor, Sextus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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289 words

...deep knowledge. Aurelius's work is to be distinguished from the Epitome de Caesaribus , which ends in 395 . ed. Liber de Caesaribus , ed. F. Pichlmayr , R. Gruendel (Leipzig 1966). Livre des Césars, ed. P. Dufraigne (Paris 1975), with Fr. tr. H.W. Bird , Sextus Aurelius Victor: A Historiographical Study (Liverpool 1984). Den Boer , Historians 19–113. R.J. Penella , A Lowly Born Historian of the Late Roman Empire: Some Observations on Aurelius Victor and his De Caesaribus , Thought 55 (1980) 122–31. C.G. Starr , Aurelius Victor: Historian of...

Aurelius Victor, Sextus

Aurelius Victor, Sextus  

Latin historian; born Africa ca.320, died after 389. By his own account Aurelius was a man of poor rural stock who advanced by his literary skill. He was sufficiently in ...
epitome

epitome  

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The Hellenistic age was the first to feel the growth of recorded literature as a burden; and the age which cast doubt on the propriety of a ‘big book’ also pioneered the abridgement of long works, ...
Historia Augusta

Historia Augusta  

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Title given by I. Casaubon (1603) to a collection of biographies (see biography, Roman) of Roman emperors, Caesars, and usurpers from ad 117 to 284 (Hadrian to Carinus and Numerianus). ...
Ammianus Marcellinus

Ammianus Marcellinus  

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[Na]One of the last great Roman historians. Originally from Antioch, born c.ad 330, he served in the army and settled in Rome c.ad 378. His History, written in Latin for a Roman audience, spanned the ...
De utilitate credendi

De utilitate credendi   Reference library

Andreas Hoffmann and David Gascoigne

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
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5,650 words

...notis atque analysi illustrati (Mainz 1764) 1–106. Benediktiner von Fulda (Karl F. v. Piesport), Aurelius Augustinus Bischof zu Hippon in Afrika, Von der Nutzbarkeit des Glaubens zum Gebrauche und Troste der Rechtgläubigen (Fulda 1771). F. M. Berghaus , Des heiligen Aurelius Bischofs zu Hippon Schrift von dem Nutzen des Glaubens an den Honoratus (Münster 1808). J. Widmer , Über den Grund und Nutzen...

Historiography

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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3,911 words

...Ammianus Marcelinus, in Latin, wrote his thirty-one books on the history of the years 96–378 ce (the extant narrative begins with the year 353 ). In that century we also find the epitomators, who made summaries of history, historians such as Eutropius, Justin, and Aurelius Victor. Bibliography Aune, David E. The New Testament in Its Literary Environment . Philadelphia, 1987. Fornara, Charles W. The Nature of History in Ancient Greece and Rome . Berkeley, 1983. Meister, Klaus . Die griechische Geschichtsschreibung . Stuttgart, 1990. Momigliano,...

Rome

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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34,176 words
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...he would do so with an enormous entourage, and he would conduct business as if he were in Rome, to which he would return. This model collapsed in the middle of the third century. It is alleged that Gallienus issued an edict eliminating senators from military command ( Aurelius Victor Concerning the Caesars 34). The story is a late invention that may be linked both to Gallienus’ poor reputation in later centuries and to the observable fact that after the middle of the third century, senators no longer held military commands and rarely governed...

Architecture

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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93,988 words
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...and explicit in the letters of Cicero ( To Atticus II.iii.2 and To Quintus III.i), in which he described day-to-day dealings with his own architect Vettius Cyrus and his brother’s rather incompetent architect Diphilus. It sometimes extended further, as in the case of sextus julius Frontinus , author of treatises on aqueducts and surveying. Vitruvius, however, was the only professional Roman architect whose writings on the subject are known. (b) Architectural practice . Vitruvius’ requirements—that an architect should have a knowledge of geometry,...

Italy

Italy: c. 3250 BCE - 2008  

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2012

...and royalty Europe Empires 161 161 Marcus Aurelius, for long the designated heir, becomes emperor on the death of Antoninus Pius Aurelius, Marcus A Dictionary of World History 2 2nd century Roman empire Politics Dynasties and royalty Europe Empires c. 165 165 The bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, on the Capitol in Rome, begins a long European tradition of public sculpture Marcus Aurelius The Oxford Dictionary of Art 3 2nd century Roman empire Arts Sculpture Italian art Europe Empires c. 170 170 Marcus Aurelius is rare among emperors in writing twelve...

Politics

Politics: c. 3100 BCE - 2011  

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...Britain 161 161 Marcus Aurelius, for long the designated heir, becomes emperor on the death of Antoninus Pius Aurelius, Marcus A Dictionary of World History 2 2nd century Roman empire Dynasties and royalty Europe Italy Empires 165 165 The Romans annexe Doura-Europus, giving it its most prosperous period as a frontier town between the Roman and Persian empires Europus The Oxford Classical Dictionary 3 rev 2nd century Roman empire Conquest and colonization Asia West Asia Lebanon and Syria Empires 177 177 On the order of Marcus Aurelius, Christians in Lyons are...

Europe

Europe: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...Society Empires Britain 161 161 Marcus Aurelius, for long the designated heir, becomes emperor on the death of Antoninus Pius Aurelius, Marcus A Dictionary of World History 2 2nd century Roman empire Politics Dynasties and royalty Italy Empires c. 165 165 The bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, on the Capitol in Rome, begins a long European tradition of public sculpture Marcus Aurelius The Oxford Dictionary of Art 3 2nd century Roman empire Arts Sculpture Italian art Italy Empires c. 170 170 Marcus Aurelius is rare among emperors in writing twelve...

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