The Epitome – Passive Copying or a Creative Reinterpretation of the Abridged Text

Robert Suski


Epitomes are oen viewed as passive abridgements of major works. In practice, the situation is much more complex. e extant epitomes may include some pieces of information that are absent in the original source works. On this account, drawing conclusions on the source as based on its epitome can be very misleading.

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epitome, Late Antique historiography, breviarium

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