Compendium of Roman History / Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Compendium of Roman History Res Gestae Divi Augusti The Compendium of Roman History is a summarised history of Rome from the fall of Troy to CE written by the professional soldier and amateur historian Velleius Paterculus The work has been criticis

  • Title: Compendium of Roman History / Res Gestae Divi Augusti
  • Author: Velleius Paterculus Augustus
  • ISBN: 9780674991682
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Compendium of Roman History is a summarised history of Rome from the fall of Troy to 29 CE, written by the professional soldier and amateur historian Velleius Paterculus The work has been criticised for its quality and pro imperial bias, but it has concise essays on Roman colonies and provinces, and some effective portrayals of characters.The Res Gestae Divi AugustThe Compendium of Roman History is a summarised history of Rome from the fall of Troy to 29 CE, written by the professional soldier and amateur historian Velleius Paterculus The work has been criticised for its quality and pro imperial bias, but it has concise essays on Roman colonies and provinces, and some effective portrayals of characters.The Res Gestae Divi Augusti is a short account of the great achievements of the emperor Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire This document was circulated throughout the Empire, and was reproduced many times It is a unique document giving short details of his public offices and honours his benefactions to the empire, to the people, and to the soldiers and his services as a soldier and as an administrator Arguably, it does gloss over his less pleasant acts The best preserved copy Latin and Greek was engraved by the Galatians on the walls of the temple of Augustus at Ancyra Ankara This is a Loeb edition The left page of the text contains the original Latin, the right page, an English translation.

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    1. I have always had a soft spot for Velleius. With all his faults, which are always described freely by professional historians, I can see his earnestness in his work. Whatever else his faults, he was not un-passionate about the nation he served. One of the chaps who ran hither and yon, holding the empire together."The Great Achievements of the God Augustus" ummm. The Senate asked me to save the state from civil war — no wait, I started that civil war. Guess which is included here?Read the latte [...]

    2. The res gestae is worth a brisk read - like a true Roman, read it in the Greek and save the Latin for a romanized provincial. About Paterculus the less said the better.

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