Historiae Alexandrinae atque orientalis ita perita, ut eam epitomasse dicatur (Hist. Aur. 30, 22). Powody, dla których autor Historia Augusta przypisał Zenobii autorstwo pracy historycznej


Historia Augusta, Zenobia, epitome, Callinicus of Petra, Juvenal

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Suski, Robert. 2022. “Historiae Alexandrinae Atque Orientalis Ita Perita, Ut Eam Epitomasse Dicatur (Hist. Aur. 30, 22). Powody, Dla których Autor Historia Augusta Przypisał Zenobii Autorstwo Pracy Historycznej ”. In Gremium. Studies in History, Culture and Politics, no. 16 (December), 67-79. https://doi.org/10.34768/ig.vi16.398.


In the biography of Zenobia, the author of Historia Augusta suggested that she knew well the history of Alexandria and the East, and that she wrote an epitome about this. In this situation, there are two possibilities. Zenobia could indeed have written such a historical work, or the author of Historia Augusta attributed it to her. The author made mistakes about the names of the Queen's sons, so it is unlikely that he had any real knowledge about the Queen. There are several possible explanations as to why the author of The History of Augusta attributed to her the authorship of a historical work: it was an allusion to the seizure of Egypt by the queen's army, a reference to the work of Callinicus of Petra, or to the satires of Juwenalis. He mentioned literary works written by emperors as credible as in highly fictional works Unfortunately, neither of these hypotheses is entirely convincing.



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