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The Fragmentary Latin Histories of Late Antiquity (AD 300–620)
Edition, Translation and Commentary


  • Date Published: June 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108420273

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  • The first systematic collection of fragmentary Latin historians from the period AD 300–620, this volume provides an edition and translation of, and commentary on, the fragments. It proposes new interpretations of the fragments and of the works from which they derive, whilst also spelling out what the fragments add to our knowledge of Late Antiquity. Integrating the fragmentary material with the texts preserved in full, the volume suggests new ways to understand the development of history writing in the transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.

    • Gathers the previously neglected fragmentary Latin historians and makes their work accessible through translations and commentaries
    • Analyses in detail the historical information transmitted by the fragments
    • Sheds new light on the development of Latin historiography in the period
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    'The value of the volume lies not only in that the fragmentary material has been made available in a good edition and translation, but also in the comprehensive one, always stimulating discussion performance, which is certainly rightly based on a fundamental skepticism towards speculative constructions. Without a doubt, a standard work has been created here. A rich and useful Bibliography concludes the volume and provides an impression of the intensive research work that was reflected there.' Bruno Bleckmann, Histos

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108420273
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Carminius
    2. Anonymous, On the origins of Padua
    3. Nicomachus Flavianus
    4. Nummius Aemilianus Dexter
    5. Protadius
    6. Naucellius
    7. Anonymous, History of Rome
    8. Pseudo-Hegesippus
    9. Sulpicius Alexander
    10. Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus
    11. Favius
    12. Consentius
    13. Ablabius
    14. Maximian of Ravenna
    15. Symmachus the Younger
    16. Marcellinus Comes
    17. Cassiodorus
    18. Roterius
    19. Secundus of Trent
    20. Maximus of Zaragoza
    Spuria et dubia
    21. Bruttius
    22. Latinus Alcimus Alethius Rhetor
    23. Tyconius.

  • Editors and translators

    Lieve Van Hoof, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
    Lieve Van Hoof is Professor of Ancient History at Ghent University. Trained as a classicist, historian and political scientist, she studies the socio-political role of literature under the Roman Empire. Her publications include Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy (2010) and Libanius: A Critical Introduction (2014). Together with Peter Van Nuffelen, she has published the Clavis Historicorum Antiquitatis Posterioris (2019), a full inventory of late antique historiography, and a translation of Jordanes' Romana and Getica (2020).

    Peter Van Nuffelen, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
    Peter Van Nuffelen is Professor of Ancient History at Ghent University, where he has led an European Research Council-funded team on late ancient historiography. He has published widely on Late Antiquity, early Christianity, and ancient religion and philosophy. Recent books are Orosius and the Rhetoric of History (2012) and Penser la tolérance dans l'Antiquité tardive (2018).

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