English Translation and Commentary on Origo Constantini Imperatoris/ How Constantine Became Emperor (the Anonymus Valesianus: Pars Prior) Together with a Critical Textual Analysis of the Later Christian Interpretations

Author: Stevenson, Nicholas
Year:2015
Pages:184
ISBN:1-4955-0283-X
978-1-4955-0283-5
Price:159.95
An inspiring new addition to the translated literature on the Constantine era. This work appeals to a broad audience and is a godsend to scholars and students interested in the historical biography of Constantine the Great and the correlating studies of late antiquity and early Christianity.

Reviews

“Stevenson has made an invaluable ancient source for the life and circumstances of Constantine the Great readily accessible to a wide range of scholars, teachers, students, and others – the others include those who are inspired to investigate the matrix of ecclesiastical and Roman imperial history in a more crucial period for all of western posterity. The popularity of the subject…is evident in the production of other recent works, including Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, (2006) John Carroll’s Constantine’s Sword (2007)… the lucid modern prose of the present translation, along with the insightful study, will inform, clarify, and enlighten.”
-Malcolm Drew Donalson.
Professor Emeritus,
The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science


Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Malcolm Donalson
Preface/Acknowledgements
CHAPTER 1: THE ORIGO CONSTANTINI IMPERATORIS- THE MAIN ISSUES
Introduction
The Date of the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
The Authorship of the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
CHAPTER 2: THE SOURCES AND HISTORY OF THE TEXT
Sources of the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
Jerome’s Chronicon and the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
The Lost Kaisergeschichte and the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
The Historia Adversus Paganos of Orosius and the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
The History of Constantine the Great by Praxagoras the Athenian and the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
Redaction of the text of the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
The Manuscript and Editions of the Origo Constantini Imperatoris
Notes
CHAPTER 3: THE TEXT OF THE ORIGO CONSTANTINI IMPERATORIS
Introduction to the Latin Text and Sigla
The Latin Text
Notes to the Latin Text
The English Translation
Commentary
Bibliography
Index