Scriptores historiae Augustae

  • Scriptores historiae Augustae
  • Historia Augusta [Electronic resource]

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Roman emperors -- Biography
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Biographies -- Italy -- 1st-5th century period

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The Historia Augusta is an amusing collection of lives of the Roman emperors written in the fourth century A.D. The texts purport to be the work of six distinct historians (Aelius Spartianus, Julius Capitolinus, Volcatius Gallicanus, Aelius Lampridius, Trebellius Pollio, and Flavius Vopiscus), but were really composed by a single anonymous forger

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