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Justin : Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus - Justin .


Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus

By: Justin ., John C. Yardley (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780198149088
Number Of Pages: 384

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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 a certain M. Junianus Justinus, better know as Justin. This volume presents the first modern English translation and scholarly commentary on Books 11-12 of Justin's so-called "Epitome" of the history.These books constitute one of the five major sources for the history of Alexander the Great and belong to the so-called "Vulgate" tradition, which in the opinion of many scholars derives ultimately from the lost historian Clearchus of Alexandria. The original work of Pompeius Trogus appears to have had stylistic and historical influences on the better know History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius Rufus.In this volume the authors tease out and differentiate as far as possible the relative contributions of the historian Trogus and the "epitomator", Justin. The commentary examines the relationship of Justin-Trogus to both the extant sources and the works of the lost Alexander historians, and a serous attempt is made to explain errors or deviations from well-known sources in terms of the methods of historian and "epitomator" before resorting to the expedient of textual emendation. A second volume, covering books 13-15, is forthcoming.

`The English translation, based on Otto Seel's Teubner edition has been very successfully done ... an extremely useful work and we look forward to seeing the second volume.' The Classical Review `Yardley's translation is a pleasure to read with its clear and accurate rendition of Justin's rhetorical Latin. Heckel's commentary has similar merits. The entries are concise and lucid. Every crux is identified and unravelled, full references are provided to parallels in the other Alexander historians, and brief but well chosen bibliographies are furnished for each chapter. To work through the commentary is to take a well guided tour of the Alexander tradition as a whole. ... an excellent addition to the Clarendon Ancient History Series. All students of Greek history will eagerly await the publication of the second volume.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

List of Maps
Introductionp. 1
Justin and Trogusp. 1
Pompeius Trogusp. 1
Livy and Trogusp. 6
Marcus Junianus Justinus (Justin)p. 8
Trogus, Justin, and the Poets: Poetic Reminiscencesp. 14
The 'Epitome'p. 15
History and Historiographyp. 19
The Philippic History of Pompeius Trogusp. 19
Trogus, Timagenes and the Sources of the Philippic Historyp. 30
The History of Alexander the Greatp. 34
Translationp. 43
Commentaryp. 72
Fragments of Pompeius Trogusp. 302
The Death of Philip II (Justin 9. 5. 8-7. 14)p. 328
Comparison of Philip and Alexander (Justin 9. 8. 1-21)p. 330
A Digression on Persian History (Justin 10. 3)p. 332
The Language of Justin and Trogusp. 333
Indexp. 344
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ISBN: 9780198149088
ISBN-10: 0198149085
Series: Justin's
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 14.02  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Type: Abridged