A History of Roman Religion by Franz Altheim

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Much the same impression is given in the passage where Phrynichus talks of the responsibilities of the ab epistulis graecis under Marcus Aurelius, Cornelianus, to whom he addressed his work on Attic usage: after describing Cornelianus as ‘‘Giving the imperial 94. , Otho 9. 95. See in general G. B. Townend, ‘‘The Post ab epistulis in the Second Century,’’ Historia 10 (1961): 375. 96. VS 2, 24. 97. VS 2, 33. ’’ 98 Phrynichus certainly implies, though here one must make allowance for flattery of the addressee, that Cornelianus influenced the content as well as the working of imperial letters.

Jud. 20, 183–84. 93. Statius, Silvae 5, 1, 86–87. 16 The Imperial Government of the correspondence passing through the ab epistulis’ hands, and does not illuminate his precise role, or its relation to that of the Emperor. 95 Were they there, as is often thought, to give expert advice on Greek affairs? That is not the implication of our sources. Philostratus says of Aelius Antipater, ab epistulis graecis under Severus, ‘‘Though there were many men who both declaimed and wrote historical narrative better than Antipater, yet no one composed letters better than he, but like a brilliant tragic actor .

Arch. Inst. 45 (1960): Beiblatt, cols. 80–82, no. 7. 37. Dio 78, 4, 2–3. 38. , Vit. Soph. II, 9. , Vita Const. ’’ 39. , Div. Aug. 45. 40. HA, Marc. Aur. 15. Compare HA, Had. 46 With the more complicated question of the composition of imperial correspondence, the only thing is to take the matter schematically and start from the extreme possibility: did emperors write their letters with their own hands? Firstly, it is worth noting that there are cases of official documents written by emperors: Augustus left the ‘‘the arrangements for the assemblies’’ (ordinatio comitiorum) ‘‘written in his own hand’’;47 the accounts of the finances of the Empire, ‘‘all of which he had written in his own hand’’;48 and his will, ‘‘written .

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