Appendix – Testimonia and Fragmenta from Seneca the Elder's Historiae [chapter]

2020 Seneca the Elder and His Rediscovered ›Historiae ab initio bellorum civilium‹  
The very often above mentioned Testimonium and Fragmenta of the historiographical work of Seneca the Elder are given in full below. They respectively consist, on one side, in a few lines from the so-called de vita patris linked to the name of the younger Seneca (T1) and, on the other side, in two passages from Suetonius' life of Tiberius (F1) and from the later Institutiones of Lactantius (F2). Their texts follow FRHist II 982-985 n°74, where an English translation is found. The corpus of
more » ... nta is here augmented through the addition of the text transmitted by the Herculaneum roll on which this volumes is focussed, the P.Herc. 817 (F3). The text of the roll follows its editio princeps, dating 2017; a renewed edition will be published within the forthcoming CLTP. T1 ~ Sen. vita patr. fr 15 Haase (rev. Studemund 1888): Incipit eiusdem Annaei Senecae de vita patris, feliciter scribente me Niciano die et loc(o) s(upra) s(criptis): 'si quaecumque composuit pater meus et edi voluit, iam in manus populi emisissem, ad claritatem nominis sui satis sibi ipse prospexerat. Nam nisi me decipit pietas, cuius honestus etiam error est, inter eos haberetur qui ingenio meruerunt ut puris et inlustribus titulis nobiles essent. Quisquis legisset eius historias ab initio bellorum civilium, unde primum veritas retro abiit, paene usque ad mortis suae diem, magno aestimasset scire, quibus natus esset parentibus ille qui res Roman. '
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