The Death as a Tool of Political Propaganda: the Downfall of Emperor Valerian in the Descriptions of Roman Historians
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The Death as a Tool of Political Propaganda: the Downfall of Emperor Valerian in the Descriptions of Roman Historians
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S207987840000966-1-2
DOI
10.18254/S0000966-1-2
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Article
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The main object of this article is the problem of divergence in the works written by the Roman historians in the 4th and 5th centuries, when they speak about death of the emperor Valerian. One of the possible explanations is the difference in political and religious preferences of these authors, for whom image of the ruler’s death was a very important part of his representation, as well as the doctrinal model for the next generations.
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Valerian, Roman Empire, historiography, Christianity, Paganism
10.10.2014
Publication date
29.01.2015
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