By Aurelius Victor, H.W. Bird
This can be the 1st full-scale translation and observation in English of Aurelius Victor's De Caesaribus, which gives a short survey of the emperors of Rome from Octavian Augustus in 30 BC to Constantius II in advert 360.
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Some, to be sure, maintain that these were acts of piety and religious scruple because when Hadrian wanted to prolong his life and magicians had demanded a volunteer in his place, they report that although everyone else refused, Antinous offered himself and for this reason the honours mentioned above were accorded him. We shall leave the matter unresolved, although with someone of a self-indulgent nature we are suspicious of a relationship between men far apart in age. Meanwhile, after the death of Aelius Caesar, since he himself was not mentally strong enough and was for that reason treated with contempt, he convened the senators to appoint a Caesar.
He became more extravagant in his shameful acts of lust and treated the senate with excessive arrogance inasmuch as he demanded to be addressed as lord and god, which was immediately abandoned by his successors but revived more forcefully much later by one emperor after another. " For that reason, after he had crushed the Dacians and a band of Chatti, he renamed the months of September and October and called the former Germanicus and the latter by his own name, and he completed many of the building projects begun by his father or through the efforts of his brother, in particular the Capitol.
W. Burgess' as yet unpublished paper, On the Date of the Kaisergeschichte, which he kindly sent to me, comes out strongly in favour of 357. "Enmann, op. , 435-436. W. Q. 43, 1993) conjectures that it was written by Eusebius Nanneticus. 40 Nixon, Caesares, 330; cf. , 22-24, 54; 67; 110. 4, De Caes. 13; cf. 48. g. 25. 43 Bird, Eutropius, lv-lvii. 44 Hieron. Ep. 3; Chron. 213d; 217e; 226b. 45 A . A. , 122-126 and the commentary to this book, passim. 4b De Mag. 7. 47 Hist. Lang. 18; on which vid. D'Elia (op.
De Caesaribus by Aurelius Victor, H.W. Bird