n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - 'Honouring' Tiberius on inscriptions, and in Valerius Maximus - a note : note
|Article Title||'Honouring' Tiberius on inscriptions, and in Valerius Maximus - a note : note|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||166 - 172|
The attitude of the early 1 st-century AD author Valerius Maxirnus (PIR, V 82) to Tiberius has met with criticism. To modern ears his praise of the emperor seems extravagant and has aroused distaste. Does it betray a particular background? Given the paucity of our information on Valerius, the question is difficult to answer. However, it is the aim of this note to suggest that epigraphical evidence could possibly be adduced to throw some light on the question.
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