Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus: Volume II: Books 13-15:The Successors…

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byJ.C. Yardley, Pat Wheatley, Waldemar Heckel

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Pompeius Trogus, a Romanized Gaul living in the age of Augustus, wrote a forty-four book universal history (The Philippic History) of the non-Roman Mediterranean world. This work was later abbreviated by M. Junianus Justinus. Alexander the Great's life has been examined in minute detail by scholars for many decades, but the period of chaos that ensued after his death in 323 BC has received much less attention. Few historical sources recount the history of this period consecutively. Justin's abbreviated epitome of thelost Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus is the only relatively continuous account we have left of the events that transpired in the 40 years from 323 BC. This volume supplies a historical analysis of this unique source for the difficult period of Alexander's Successors up to 297 BC, a fulltranslation, and running commentary on Books 13-15.

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Pompeius Trogus, a Romanized Gaul living in the age of Augustus, wrote a forty-four book universal history (The Philippic History) of the non-Roman Mediterranean world. This work was later abbreviated by M. Junianus Justinus. Alexander the Great's life has been examined in minute detail by scholars for many decades, but the period of ...

J. C. Yardley is Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. Pat Wheatley is a Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research specialty is the history and historiography of the Successors to Alexander the Great. H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:373 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199277605

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List of MapsList of TablesAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Books 13-152. Sources for the Age of the Successors and their Use by Trogus3. The Chronology of the Period 323-297 bcJ. C. Yardley: TranslationBook 13Book 14Book 15Prologues 13-15Pat Wheatley and W. Heckel: CommentaryBook 13Book 14Book 15Prologues 13-15J. C. Yardley: AppendicesI Fragments of Pompeius TrogusII Texts Relating to the History of the SuccessorsIII Eumenes Speech to His ArmyIV The Language of Justin and Trogus1. Livian-Trogan Expressions in Books 13-152. Non-Livian Trogan Uses in Books 13-153. Justinisms in Justin4. Poetic Usages5. What Justin OmitsIndex