"The work of C. Iulius Solinus, commonly known as the Collectanea rerum memorabilium, but which ought to be accorded the title Polyhistor, represents a valuable window into the ancient chorographic tradition of late antiquity. The Polyhistor had a lasting effect upon medieval and early modern views of the world, but is today little read and accorded scant respect. This thesis provides an in-depth critical study of Solinus' entire work (excluding the initial chapter), enabling a revisitation of questions concerning the nature of the treatise, its date of composition, the nature of its relationship with its predecessors and sources, and previous scholarship on these matters." --Synopsis.
Alternative TitleGaius Julius Solinus and his Polyhistor
Notes"A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Dept. of Ancient History, 2011".
Includes bibliographical references and index
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Ancient History
Year of Award2011
Principal SupervisorT. W. Hillard
Additional Supervisor 1Alanna Nobbs
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Copyright Arwen Apps 2011.
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