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Lives of the Later Caesars

David Magie (trans.)

The Folio Society 2005

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Fine  | 

Beautiful volume of the early, more respectable sections of the Augustan History. These biographies, from Nerva to Numerian, are supposedly based on the writings of Marius Maximus but authorship is unknown and some insist they are the work of a 4th century forger. They remain, however, a key source for information on the emperors from Hadrian to Caracalla. A historical conundrum. Bound in full grey morocco leather with silver gilt detailing. Top edge is silvered. Features an introduction by A. R. Birley and engravings by Sue Scullard. Endpapers decorated with maps. Complete with slip case. In Fine condition.