Valerius Maximus on moderatio: A commentary on Facta et dicta memorabilia 4.1

Heiko Westphal

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Abstract

This thesis is a historical commentary on chapter 4.1 of Valerius Maximus' Facta et dicta memorabilia. Written during the reign of the emperor Tiberius, Valerius' work is the only extant Latin collection of exempla, thematically arranged anecdotes illustrating virtues and vices central to Roman ethical thought. In chapter 4.1 of his extensive collection, Valerius confronts his readers with different examples of moderatio, moderation in regard to authority and self-importance. The thesis represents the first ever commentary on Valerius' discussion of this virtue, which played such an important role in the ethical discourse of the developing Roman Principate.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date16 Aug 2018
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Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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