The Chronicle of Hydatius and the Consularia Constantinopolitana: Two Contemporary Accounts of the Final Years of the Roman Empire (Oxford Classical Monographs)

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This book contains new critical editions of two early and important examples of the most popular Late Roman historical genres. The two texts, Chronicle of Hydatius and Consularia Constantinopolitana, provide an indispensable contemporary account of the fourth century A.D. These editions, based on the first ever examination of all surviving manuscripts, are provided with detailed introductions and appendices, and include the first English translation of Hydatius.

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R. W. Burgess is a professor of Classics at the University of Ottawa and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has written five books, over forty articles and chapters, and almost seventy encyclopaedia entries on chronicles, numismatics, late Roman and Byzantine historiography, and late Roman history.

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Text: English, Latin (translation)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1993. Hardback. Condition: New. UK ed. Language: Latin. Brand new Book. This book contains new critical editions of two early and important examples of the most popular Late Roman historical genres and the first ever English translation of Hydatius. The first, the Chronicle of Hydatius, is an account of the beginning of the collapse of the Roman Empire and the end of the world under the twin pressures of barbarian invasion and heresy between AD 378 and 468/9, written by a Spanish bishop who lived in the first independentbarbarian state established within the Empire. The second, the Consularia Constantinopolitana, is a complex document of differing dates and hands which was continued down to AD 468 with the addition of many detailed historical entries.They provide an indispensable contemporary account of the fourth century AD. These editions, based on the first ever examination of all surviving manuscripts, are provided with detailed introductions and appendices. Seller Inventory # BZE9780198147879

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