The lost memoirs of Augustus and the development of Roman autobiography /

The lost memoirs of Augustus and the development of Roman autobiography / editors, Christopher Smith and Anton Powell ; contributors, Tim Cornell ... [et al.]. - Swansea, Wales : Oxford : Oakville, CT : Classical Press of Wales ; Distributed by Oxbow ; Distributed in the USA by David Brown, 2009. - xii, 227 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The momoirs of Augustus : testimonia and fragments / Christopher Smith -- Cato the Elder and the origins of Roman autobiography / Tim Cornell -- Was there an ancient genre of 'autobiography'? : or, did Augustus know what he was doing? / Christopher Pelling -- Sulla's memoirs / Christopher Smith -- Felicitas and the memoirs of Sulla and Augustus / Alexander Thein -- Augustus, Sulla and the supernatural / T.P. Wiseman -- Divining a lost text / Mark Toher -- Cantabrian closure : Augustus' Spanish war and the ending of his memoirs / John Rich -- Augustus' age of apology : an analysis of the memoirs : and an argument for two further fragments / Anton Powell -- Alternative memoirs : tales from the 'other side' of the civil war / Kathryn Welch.

Augustus' 'Memoirs', written probably in the mid 20s BC, might have been one of the most revealing texts of Roman history - had they survived. In this comprehensive study of the subject, a cast of internationally-respected scholars reconstructs aspects of the work, its importantance for historians, and its relations to Roman literary genre.

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Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.

Rome--History--Sources.--Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.