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dc.contributor.authorHoltgrefe, Jon Mark, 1987-
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-30T18:26:10Z
dc.date.available2011-09-30T18:26:10Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/11626
dc.descriptionviii, 113 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes various literary, numismatic, and epigraphical narratives of the Roman civil war of 69CE, and the representations of the four emperors who fought in it. In particular the focus is on how the narratives and representations relate to one another. Such an investigation provides us with useful insight into the people and events of 69 and how contemporaries viewed the actors and the events. These various presentations, most notably the works of five ancient historians and biographers, give 69 the distinction of being one of the best documented years in all antiquity. Historical scholarship has typically sought to determine which of these authors was the most accurate on the points which they disagreed. These points of difference, largely subjective opinion and therefore equally valid, illuminate instead the diverse ways in which an event can be interpreted. This thesis will focus on why there is such diversity and its usefulness to the historian.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in charge: Dr. John Nicols, Chair; Dr. Sean Anthony, Member; Dr. Mary Jaeger, Memberen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Dept. of History, M.A., 2011;
dc.subjectEuropean studiesen_US
dc.subjectAncient historyen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectRoman civil waren_US
dc.subject69ceen_US
dc.subjectAncient biographyen_US
dc.subjectCoinsen_US
dc.subjectHistoriographyen_US
dc.subjectInscriptionsen_US
dc.titleThe characterization of civil war: Literary, numismatic, and epigraphical presentations of the 'year of the four emperors'en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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