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Paterculus: The Tiberian Narrative

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This volume deals with the most controversial part of Velleius' work, regarded by the majority of modern scholars as a panegyrical biography of Tiberius and used as an excuse for dismissing the historical value of Velleius' whole work. In the introduction Dr Woodman considers the nature of the Tiberian narrative in the light of the literary tradition, and argues that it is no more panegyrical than some of the most admired products of Roman historiography such as Livy and Ammianus. He also considers the transmission of ...

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Paterculus: The Tiberian Narrative
2004, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521609357

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