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Οι "Caesares" του Αυσονίου: Παρατηρήσεις και επισημάνσεις

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Βασίλειος Λ. ΠΑΠΠΑΣ
Βασίλειος Λ. ΠΑΠΠΑΣ

Abstract


Ausonius was a latin poet, born in Burdigala (Bordeaux), who, inter alios, composed the poetic work entitled "Caesares" between 379-383 A.D. This  collection is an exposition of the lives of Roman emperors in verse (in hexameter and elegiac couplets). The collection is  not complete. The work stops suddenly at the incomplete quatrain of Elagabalus. In this paper the author deals  with the literary genre of the collection, the style of  the poem, while he also attempts to trace the texts the poet used (Suetonius, Tacitus, the so[called Kaisergeschichte, Marius Maximus etc.). Finally he refers to the proposals concerning the missing part of the collection as put forth by various scholars in recent years.

Keywords


Ausonius, Caesares, Suetonius, Kaisergeschichte, Marius Maximus, biography in verse, Late Antiquity.

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