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Gaius Iulius Solinus and his Polyhistor

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posted on 2022-03-28, 22:19 authored by Arwen Elizabeth Apps
"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 Title

Gaius Julius Solinus and his Polyhistor


"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 Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

T. W. Hillard

Additional Supervisor 1

Alanna Nobbs


Copyright disclaimer: Copyright Arwen Apps 2011. Complete version suppressed due to copyright restrictions. However, on receipt of a Document Supply Request, placed with Macquarie University Library by another library, we will consider supplying a copy of this thesis. For more information on Macquarie University's Document Supply, please contact




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