By David Magie
The Scriptores Historiae Augustae, or Historia Augusta, is a suite of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117– 284 CE). The paintings, that's modeled on Suetonius, purports to be written via six varied authors and rates files and public documents broadly. because we own no non-stop account of the emperors of the second one and 3rd centuries, the Historia Augusta has certainly attracted prepared cognizance. within the final century it has additionally generated the gravest suspicions. current opinion holds that the complete is the paintings of a unmarried writer (who lived throughout Theodosius) and comprises a lot that's plagiarism or even downright forgery. The Loeb Classical Library version of the Historia Augusta is in 3 volumes.