New PDF release: A Companion to Marcus Aurelius

By Marcel van Ackeren

ISBN-10: 1405192852

ISBN-13: 9781405192859

A spouse to Marcus Aurelius provides the 1st entire selection of essays to discover all crucial aspects with regards to modern Marcus Aurelius studies.• First number of its style to fee new cutting-edge scholarship on Marcus Aurelius• Features readings that hide all features of Marcus Aurelius, together with resource fabric, biographical info, and writings• Contributions from a world solid of best Aurelius scholars• Addresses evolving points of the reception of the Meditations

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It contains vitae, biographies, of emperors, both legitimate and ‘usurpers’ (tyranni), and their heirs, for the years 117–285. There is a lacuna for the years 244–60: hence there are no vitae of Philip and Decius and their respective sons, Aemilianus, and Gallus and his son Volusian; and that of Valerian only begins after his capture by the Persians. There are 30 vitae: from Hadrian to Elagabalus each minor figure has a separate vita; from the two Maximini onwards a single vita covers joint rulers, and usurpers are grouped together, 32 in one vita, four in another.

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E. from Hadrian to Caracalla, seem to be mainly factual and are thought to be based mainly on a good source. This is assumed by most scholars to be the lost vitae Caesarum of Marius Maximus, written in the early third century as a successor to Suetonius’ Twelve Caesars, but evidently much more extensive. But both the later vitae, as well as those of the secondary figures, are to a considerable extent fictional. Apart from two other writers, to be discussed shortly, Maximus and his vitae are known only from references in the HA, which quotes his vitae of Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pertinax, Severus, and Elagabalus.

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