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Excerpta Valesiana

(or Anonymus Valesii), so called after their first publication in 1636 from a single 9th-C. MS by Henri de Valois (Valesius), comprise two very different works. The first, apparently ...

Excerpta Valesiana

Excerpta Valesiana   Reference library

Barry Baldwin

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
196 words

... Valesiana (or Anonymus Valesii ), so called after their first publication in 1636 from a single 9th-C. MS by Henri de Valois ( Valesius ), comprise two very different works. The first, apparently composed ca. 390 , is a biography of Constantine I the Great , entitled Origo Constantini imperatoris . This piece has won much modern praise for its clarity, accuracy, and impartiality; here and there the text corresponds with passages in Orosius . The second excerpt, seemingly written ca. 550 , deals with Italy under the Ostrogoths Odoacer and ...

Excerpta Valesiana

Excerpta Valesiana  

(or Anonymus Valesii), so called after their first publication in 1636 from a single 9th-C. MS by Henri de Valois (Valesius), comprise two very different works. The first, apparently composed ...
Clarissimus

Clarissimus  

(λαμπρότατος), honorific epithet applied to senators that became an official title during the early Roman Empire. According to the Excerpta Valesiana (ed. Moreau-Velkor 9.3), when Constantine I ...
Clarissimus

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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135 words

...(λαμπρότατος), honorific epithet applied to senators that became an official title during the early Roman Empire. According to the Excerpta Valesiana (ed. Moreau-Velkor 9.3), when Constantine I created the senate in Constantinople he granted new senators the title of clari to distinguish them from the clarissimi of Rome. When the titles of illustris and spectabilis were introduced in the second half of the 4th C., clarissimus began to designate the lowest category of senators. Between 450 and 530 use of the title clarissimus (as...

Origo Constantini Imperatoris

Origo Constantini Imperatoris   Reference library

Roger Rees

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...Constantini Imperatoris Alternative name for the first part of the Anonymus Valesianus (or Excerpta Valesiana ), itself named after its first editor. The text survives in a single 9th-century manuscript (Berolinensis 1885). It is a short, stylistically plain Latin biography of Constantine I , from 305 to 337, and is generally dated c . ad 390. It is a broadly sympathetic treatment of Constantine and has a pro-Christian perspective; the narrative is dominated by military and political matters, with occasional indulgences in anecdote, and strong...

Chronica Theodericana

Chronica Theodericana   Reference library

Brian Croke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...of East and West, he is sometimes identified with Maximian , Bishop of Ravenna (546–53). However, the manuscript heading ex libris chronicorum inter cetera implies multiple original sources rather than a single one. Brian Croke ed. J. Moreau and V. Velkov , Excerpta Valesiana (1968). ed. (with comm.) W. Bracke , L’Anonymus Valesianus II, ch. 79–96 (1992). ed. (with introd., GT, and comm.) I. König , Aus der Zeit Theoderichs des Grossen (1997). ET (with text) in ed. J. C. Rolfe Ammianus Marcellinus, vol. 3 (LCL 331, 1939). S. J. B....

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