Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius (1853)
by John Selby Watson (9781459094123)

Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius (1853)
John Selby Watson
Release Date: 06 August 2009
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 220
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781459094123
ISBN-10: 1459094123

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: EUTROPIUS'S ABRIDGMENT OP ROMAN HISTORY. TO THE EMPEROR VALENS, MAXIMUS, PERPETUUS, AUGUSTUS. According to the pleasure of your Clemency.t I have arranged in a brief narrative, in the order of time, such particulars in the history of Rome as seemed most worthy of notice, in transactions either of war or peace, from the foundation of the city to our own days; adding concisely, also, such matters as were remarkable in the lives of the emperors; that your Serenity's divine mind may rejoice to learn that it has followed the actions of illustrious men in governing the empire, before it became acquainted with them by reading. The title stands thus: Domino Valenti Maximo Perpetuo Augusto. On the last two words Tzsohucke has this note: " For Perpetuo Augusta Sextus Rufus" (who wrote a Breviarum de Victoriil et Provinciis Populi Romani, dedicated to Valens), " has in his dedication Semper Augusta. The Germans would say Allzeit Mehrer des Reicha. See Putman De Tilula Semper Augustus, p. 60." Tzschueke, apparently, took perpetuo as an adverb, equivalent to semper. But Cellarius and others consider it as an adjective. Cellarius cites, in comparison with it, from Gruter. Inscript. p. 285, n. 8, D. N. Valentiniano Perpetuo ac 1'elici Semper Augusta, and p. 279, n. 4, Sterna Imperatori Nostro Maximo Optimoque Principi Aurelio Valeriano Diocletiano; adding, also, that Theodosius is called perennis princeps in Reines. Class. Inscr. iii. 62. I have accordingly given Perpetuo as an adjective. Sextua Rufus's dedication, too, as edited by Cellarius, Verheyk, and others, has Perpetuo Semper Augusta. ) Mansuetudinis tuce] Similarly, a few lines below, he says Tram- quillitatis tuce mens divina, " your Serenity's divine mind." The use of such titles gradually became common in the lower a...

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