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dc.contributor.authorDawson, Christopher.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16T15:46:02Z
dc.date.available2010-02-16T15:46:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-16T15:46:02Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2923
dc.description.abstractAbstract This thesis works towards a new reading ofVelleius Paterculus' survey of Roman history, published in AD 29 or 30. Modem scholarship has tended to condemn Velleius as historian and stylist. Though opinions have started to change in the last few decades, even the most recent works generally treat him as a passive and perhaps unconscious conveyor of Roman cultural ideals and Augustan ideology. This thesis argues that the historian is, in fact, manipulating these themes to make definite political points. It focuses on the negativity of the history's conclusion as it stands in stark contrast to the preceding narrative celebrating the principates of Augustus and Tiberius. The thesis tentatively concludes that Velleius was trying to express concern over Rome's future, and specifically to influence Tiberius to return to Rome from his retreat on the island of Capri and curb the power of his "assistant," Sejanus.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.titleThe Princeps Optimus : towards a new reading of Velleius Paterculus' historyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen
dc.degree.nameM.A. Classicsen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-30T01:49:49Z


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