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Memoirs of Augustus, The

Author(s): Gilliam, Olive Pages: 223
Publisher: Vantage Date of Publication: 1965
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: t/o Aug (44-25 BC) (Code: 6)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Aug
Subject: Fictional reconstruction of real memoirs of Augustus
Unique Qualities: Gilliam has 14 pages of "Conclusion: Source Analysis and Interpretation" plus 5 pages of introductory explanation/source comment and 5 pages of notes (with chapter by chapter listing of sources) Suetonius, Plutarch (Antony), Appian, Livy, Florus, Dio, and Res Gestae, plus other smaller pieces. (Mench)
Rating: Terse and Augustan (Res Gestae) sounding; overflowing with name and place details. (Mench) EFR finds it solid historically, dry & stilted as fiction.
Review By: EFR
Review In: CW 60.9 (373)

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