Once More on the Genre, Addressee and Reliability of L. Ampelius’ Liber Memorialis

Bugaeva Natalia V.

The author regards Ampelius’ Liber Memorialis as a short manual intended for systematisation of the reader’s knowledge. As such, it could hardly have been a dedication to Emperor Macrinus. Because of numerous mistakes and inaccuracies the book must be treated with great caution.

Keywords: Ampelius, Liber Memorialis, didactic guide