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2 volumes ; 17 cm.
  • I. Testimonia ; Epic fragments
  • II. Dramatic fragments ; Minor works.
Quintus Ennius (239 169), widely regarded as the father of Roman literature, was instrumental in creating a new Roman literary identity, domesticating the Greek forms of epic and drama, and pursuing a range of other literary and intellectual pursuits. He inspired major developments in Roman religion, social organization, and popular culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997141 20180213
Classics Library

2. Hygiene [2018]

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2 volumes ; 17 cm.
  • I. Hygiene. Books 1-4
  • II. Hygiene. Books 5-6 ; Thrasybulus (On whether hygiene belongs to medicine or gymnastics) ; On exercise with a small ball.
In his treatises Hygiene, Thrasybulus, and On Exercise with a Small Ball, Galen of Pergamum addresses topics of preventive medicine, health, and wellness that continue to resonate with practices of modern doctors and physical therapists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997134 20180213
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xxxii, 414 pages ; 17 cm.
Apuleius (born ca. 125 AD), one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was a prominent figure in Roman Africa best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, contains Apuleius' other surviving works that are considered genuine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997110 20171023
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xix, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • List of figures and tables-- Preface-- Acknowledgements-- Note on the text-- 1. Basic democracy-- 2. The meaning of democracy in classical Athens-- 3. Founding Demopolis-- 4. Legitimacy and civic education-- 5. Human capacities and civic participation-- 6. Civic dignity and other necessary conditions-- 7. Delegation and expertise-- 8. A theory of democracy-- Epilogue. Democracy after liberalism-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316510360 20171009
What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? Combining history with political theory, this book restores the core meaning of democracy as collective and limited self-government by citizens. That, rather than majority tyranny, is what democracy meant in ancient Athens, before liberalism. Participatory self-government is the basis of political practice in 'Demopolis', a hypothetical modern state powerfully imagined by award-winning historian and political scientist Josiah Ober. Demopolis' residents aim to establish a secure, prosperous, and non-tyrannical community, where citizens govern as a collective, both directly and through representatives, and willingly assume the costs of self-government because doing so benefits them, both as a group and individually. Basic democracy, as exemplified in real Athens and imagined Demopolis, can provide a stable foundation for a liberal state. It also offers a possible way forward for religious societies seeking a realistic alternative to autocracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316510360 20171009
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xlii, 532 pages ; 17 cm.
Works in this volume recount the circumstances of Socrates' trial and execution in 399 BC. Euthyphro attempts to define holiness; Apology is Socrates' defense speech; in Crito he discusses justice and defends his refusal to be rescued from prison; Phaedo offers arguments for the immortality of the soul.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996878 20171106
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6. History of Rome [2017 - ]

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volumes ; 17 cm.
  • I. Books 1-2
  • II. Books 3-4
  • III. Books 5-7
  • IV. Books 8-10
  • V. Books 21-22
  • VI. Books 23-25
  • VII. Books 26-27
  • VIII. Books 28-30
  • IX. Books 31-34 / edited and translated by J.C. Yardley ; introduction by Dexter Hoyos. 2017
  • X. Books 35-37
  • XI. Books 38-39
  • XII. Books 40-42
  • XIII. Books 43-45
  • XIV. Summaries. Fragments. Julius Obsequens. General Index.
Livy (Titus Livius, 64 or 59 BC AD 12 or 17), the great Roman historian, presents a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to maintain such greatness. The fourth decad (31 40) focuses on Rome's growing hegemony in the East.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997059 20171106
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7. Odes. Book II [2017]

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ix, 267 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Dating of Odes 2
  • 2. Horace's literary career
  • 3. Characteristics of Odes 2 ; (a) The ordering and topics of the poems ; (b) The book of moderation
  • 4. Literary intertexts
  • 5. Internal architecture of the poems
  • 6. Style
  • 7. Metre
  • 8. Text
  • Q. Horati flacci carminvm liber secvndvs
  • Commentary.
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8. Orations [2017 - ]

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volumes ; 17 cm.
  • Vol. I. Orations. Panathenaic oration
  • A reply to Plato
Aelius Aristides (117 after 180), among the most versatile authors of the Second Sophistic and an important figure in the transmission of Hellenism, produced speeches and lectures, declamations on historical themes, polemical works, prose hymns, and essays on a wide variety of subjects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996465 20171023
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xxiv, 548 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The period of the Renaissance (late 14th to early 17th centuries) saw the most intensive reception of Antiquity in European history. The rediscovery, appropriation and further development of the accomplishments of the ancients had a crucial influence in all spheres of early modern culture. This lexicon of Renaissance Humanism traces these processes from the career of Petrarch to the period of the Reformation and confessionalization, in 130 comprehensive articles covering topics, personalities and places of importance in the history of the Humanist movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004299924 20171227
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ix, 200 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Series Preface Preface to the Volume 1. Preliminaries: from English Augustan to Victorian Horace Introduction: Horace and cultural capital A case study: 17C and 18C translations Rochester, Dryden and Pope: versions in context The Romantics: Byron, Wordsworth, Keats Horace and the Victorian gentleman 2. Horace in Victorian commentaries, literary criticism, translations (i)Commentaries (ii)Literary criticism (iii)Translations Martin Conington Lytton Gladstone Other complete versions Partial versions 3. Horace and the Victorian Poets I: Tennyson, Arnold, Clough, Fitzgerald Tennyson Arnold Clough Fitzgerald 4. Horace and the Victorian Poets II: Other Imitations Horace updated Horace the Victorian Young Man Loftier allusions 5. Horace in Victorian fiction Horace at Athens Horace and the major Victorian novelists (i)Charles Dickens (ii)William Makepeace Thackeray (iii)George Eliot (iv)Anthony Trollope (v)Thomas Hardy 6: Epilogue - modernising Horace Envoi Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472583918 20170919
The poetry of Horace was central to Victorian male elite education and the ancient poet himself, suitably refashioned, became a model for the English gentleman. Horace and the Victorians examines the English reception of Horace in Victorian culture, a period which saw the foundations of the discipline of modern classical scholarship in England and of many associated and lasting social values. It shows that the scholarly study, translation and literary imitation of Horace in this period were crucial elements in reinforcing the social prestige of Classics as a discipline and its function as an indicator of 'gentlemanly' status through its domination of the elite educational system and its prominence in literary production. The book ends with an epilogue suggesting that the framework of study and reception of a classical author such as Horace, so firmly established in the Victorian era, has been modernised and 'democratised' in recent years, matching the movement of Classics from a discipline which reinforces traditional and conservative social values to one which can be seen as both marginal and liberal.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472583918 20170919
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viii, 384 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 The Festivals and Genre 2 The Comic and the Serious 3 Overview: A Developmental Study 1 Comedy and Tragedy in Athens 1 The Development of Comedy and Tragedy 2 Masks, Costumes, Choruses, Language, and Props 3 Comedy, Tragedy, and Euripides 2 Satyr Drama and the Cyclops: Where Tragedy and Comedy Meet 1 Comic Satyrs/Tragic Tales 2 Satyr Play: Net-Draggers, Festival-Goers, Trackers 3 The Cyclops 3 The Acharnians and the Paradox of the City 1 Tragedy, Comedy, and Politics 2 The Oresteia and the Bacchae: The City in a Greater Whole 3 The Double Vision of the Acharnians 4 The Wasps: Comic Heroes/Tragic Heroes 1 Comic and Tragic Consistency 2 Ajax and Medea: A Focus on Identity 3 Wasps: The Hero as Chameleon 4 Aristophanes and the Three Stooges: Pitying Your Betters, Envying Inferior Men 5 Oedipus Tyrannos and the Knights: Oracles, Divine and Human 1 Oedipus Tyrannos: Human and Divine Meaning 2 The Human Oracles of the Knights 3 Hidden Meanings and the Rejuvenation of Demos 4 Comedy and Carnival or Tragedy Upside Down 6 Persians, Peace, and Birds: God and Man in Wartime 1 The Persians: War, Empire, and the Divine 2 The Peace: Finding a God for Athens 3 The Birds: An Athenian on Olympus 7 Women at the Thesmophoria and Frogs: Aristophanes on Tragedy and Comedy 1 Parody, Metatheater, and Dialogue 2 Women at the Thesmophoria: Comedy and Tragedy Talk 3 Frogs: Comedy-and Tragedy-Save the City Conclusion: The Dionysia's Many Voices Synopses Glossary Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310902 20160619
Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse considers the opposition of comedy and tragedy in 5th century Athens and its effect on the drama of Aristophanes. The study examines tragedy's focus on necessity and a quest for meaning as a complement to a neglected but critical element in Athenian comedy, a concern with freedom and an underlying ambivalent vision of reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310902 20160619
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12. Civil war [2016]

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lxvii, 374 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
Caesar (C. Iulius, 102 44 BC), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; entered Roman politics as a democrat against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey and Crassus; conquered all Gaul for Rome; attacked Britain twice; was forced into civil war; became master of the Roman world; and achieved wide-reaching reforms until his murder. We have his books of "commentarii" (notes): eight on his wars in Gaul from 58 52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain in 55 54, and three on the civil war of 49 48. They are records of his own campaigns (with occasional digressions) in vigorous, direct, clear, unemotional style and in the third person, the account of the civil war being somewhat more impassioned.This edition of the "Civil War" replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A. G. Peskett (1914) with new text, translation, introduction, and bibliography. In the Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar, Volume I is his "Gallic War"; Volume III consists of "Alexandrian War, " "African War, " and "Spanish War, " commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997035 20160704
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xii, 172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Preface Chapter 1: Stories that stay Myth as Speech Myth and community traditions Myth and belief The range of tradition Rejecting myth Rationalizing myth Allegorizing myth How we get myth The sources--a brief chronological list Further reading Chapter 2: Talking of Gods Origin stories Hesiod's Theogony Other origin myths Where gods come from What are gods good for? Further reading Chapter 3: Heroic dimensions Hero: the ancient idea Heroes in Homer and Hesiod Heroines Heroic quests and their meaning Hero patterns Heracles Hero as politician Heroine as athlete Further reading Chapter 4: Interpreting myths--symbols and societies Myths as symbols: Greeks to Romantics Myths as symbols: Freud, Jung, and others Myths and society: early forerunners Myths and society: the role of ritual Myths and society: functionalists and structuralists Further reading Chapter 5: Myths, media, memories Roman reception of myth Mythic media, from ancient to modern Prose Poetry Drama Music Dance Visual art Film Comics, graphic novels, video games Further reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415715034 20170130
This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as * what are ancient myths and who invented them * where do gods come from * what makes a hero * how is Classical myth used in the modern world * and what approaches are there to the study of myth? Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415715034 20170130
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9 volumes : illustrations ; 17 cm.
  • v. 1. Introductory and reference materials
  • v. 2. Beginnings and early Ionian thinkers, part 1
  • v. 3. Early Ionian thinkers, part 2
  • v. 4. Western Greek thinkers, part 1
  • v. 5. Western Greek thinkers, part 2
  • v. 6. Later Ionian and Athenian thinkers, part 1
  • v. 7. Later Ionian and Athenian thinkers, part 2
  • v. 8. Sophists, part 1
  • v. 9. Sophists, part 2.
The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels s groundbreaking work, as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material s thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity. Volume I contains introductory and reference materials essential for using all other parts of the edition. Volumes II III include chapters on ancient doxography, background, and the Ionians from Pherecydes to Heraclitus. Volumes IV V present western Greek thinkers from the Pythagoreans to Hippo. Volumes VI VII comprise later philosophical systems and their aftermath in the fifth and early fourth centuries. Volumes VIII IX present fifth-century reflections on language, rhetoric, ethics, and politics (the so-called sophists and Socrates) and conclude with an appendix on philosophy and philosophers in Greek drama.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997103 20161031
Volume VI of the nine-volume Loeb edition of Early Greek Philosophy includes the later Ionian and Athenian thinkers Anaxagoras, Archelaus, and Diogenes of Apollonia, along with chapters on early Greek medicine and the Derveni Papyrus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997073 20161031
The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often known as the pre-Socratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels s groundbreaking late-nineteenth-century work as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material s thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity.Volume I presents an introduction, preliminary chapters on ancient doxography, the cosmological and moral background, and the Ionian thinkers from Pherecydes to Heraclitus. Volume II presents western Greek thinkers from the Pythagoreans to Hippo. Volume III presents later philosophical systems and their aftermath in the fifth and early fourth centuries, from Anaxagoras through the Derveni papyrus. Volume IV presents fifth-century reflections on language, rhetoric, ethics, and politics (the so-called sophists and Socrates) and concludes with an appendix on philosophy and philosophers in tragedy and comedy, concordances, and indexes.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996922 20161031
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xxiv, 496 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The 96 contributions in Brill's New Pauly Supplement 7: Historical Figures from Antiquity depict the survival of great characters from Antiquity to the modern world. Each article presents an overview of the latest research on what we know concerning the lives of the historical person or legendary figure and then recounts the reception of these figures throughout history, giving special attention on the viewpoints in the early modern and contemporary periods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004299900 20170109
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lxx, 577 pages ; 17 cm.
  • General introduction
  • Bibliography
  • Abbreviations
  • On the constitution of the art of medicine. Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • The art of medicine. Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • A method of medicine to Glaucon. Introduction
  • Book I
  • Book II.
Galen of Pergamum (AD 129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which comprehensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment, logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society. In the three classic works in this volume, On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, Galen covers fundamental aspects of his practice in a lucid and engaging style designed to appeal to a broad audience. - Jacket flap.
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xi, 179 pages ; 23 cm
One of the best books ever written on one of humanity's greatest epics, W. Ralph Johnson's study of Vergil's Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil's enigmatic style and questioning of the myths. With an approach to the text that is both grounded in scholarship and intensely personal, and in a style both rhetorically elegant and passionate, Johnson offers readings of specific passages that are nuanced and suggestive as he focuses on the "somber and nourishing fictions" in Vergil's poem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226252230 20160618
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xvi, 586 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Studying fiscal regimes Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel-- Part I. Diversity and Commonalities in Early Extraction Regimes: 2. The Inka empire Terence N. D'Altroy-- 3. The Aztec empire Michael E. Smith-- 4. The Ancient Near East and Egypt Michael Jursa and Juan Carlos Morena Garcia-- Part II. Determinants of Intensification and Abatement: 5. Hellenistic empires Andrew Monson-- 6. The Roman republic James Tan-- 7. The early Roman monarchy Walter Scheidel-- 8. The later Roman empire Gilles Bransbourg-- 9. Early imperial China, from Qin/Han through Tang Mark E. Lewis-- 10. Imperial China under the Song and late Qing Kent Gang Deng-- Part III. Divergent Trends among Established Regimes: 11. Late Rome, Byzantium and early medieval western Europe John Haldon-- 12. The Middle East in Islamic late antiquity Hugh Kennedy-- 13. The Ottoman empire Metin M. Cosgel-- 14. Early modern Japan Philip C. Brown-- Part IV. Fragmented Political Ecologies and Institutional Innovation: 15. The Greek polis and koinon Emily Mackil-- 16. Classical Athens Josiah Ober-- 17. Why did public debt originate in Europe? David Stasavage-- Part V. Comparative Perspectives and New Frontiers: 18. Tributary empires and the New Fiscal Sociology: some comparative reflections Peter F. Bang-- 19. Interpreting the comparative history of fiscal regimes Edgar Kiser and Margaret Levi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089204 20160618
Inspired by the New Fiscal History, this book represents the first global survey of taxation in the premodern world. What emerges is a rich variety of institutions, including experiments with sophisticated instruments such as sovereign debt and fiduciary money, challenging the notion of a typical premodern stage of fiscal development. The studies also reveal patterns and correlations across widely dispersed societies that shed light on the basic factors driving the intensification, abatement, and innovation of fiscal regimes. Twenty scholars have contributed perspectives from a wide range of fields besides history, including anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. The volume's coverage extends beyond Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric approach of most scholarship on fiscal history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089204 20160618
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xvi, 173 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowldgements xv I Introduction The Affordances of Form 1 II Whole 42 III Rhythm 49 IV Hierarchy 82 V Network 112 VI The Wire 132 Notes 151 Index 169.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691160627 20160618
Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today-how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. Caroline Levine argues that forms organize not only works of art but also political life-and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our experience. But forms don't impose their order in any simple way. Multiple shapes, patterns, and arrangements, overlapping and colliding, generate complex and unpredictable social landscapes that challenge and unsettle conventional analytic models in literary and cultural studies. Borrowing the concept of "affordances" from design theory, this book investigates the specific ways that four major forms-wholes, rhythms, hierarchies, and networks-have structured culture, politics, and scholarly knowledge across periods, and it proposes exciting new ways of linking formalism to historicism and literature to politics. Levine rereads both formalist and antiformalist theorists, including Cleanth Brooks, Michel Foucault, Jacques Ranciere, Mary Poovey, and Judith Butler, and she offers engaging accounts of a wide range of objects, from medieval convents and modern theme parks to Sophocles's Antigone and the television series The Wire. The result is a radically new way of thinking about form for the next generation and essential reading for scholars and students across the humanities who must wrestle with the problem of form and context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691160627 20160618
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xliv, 611 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
  • Preface
  • General introduction
  • References
  • General bibliography
  • Sigla
  • The Histories
  • Letters to Caesar
  • Divergences from Maurenbrecher's edition
  • Concordances
  • Indexes
  • Maps.
Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust s last work, the annalistic "Histories" in five books, is much more expansive than his monographs on Catiline and Jugurtha (LCL 116), treating the whole of Roman history at home and abroad in the post-Sullan age. Although fragmentary, it provides invaluable information and insight about a crucial period of history spanning the period from 78 to around 67 BCE. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes. For this volume, which completes the Loeb Classical Library" "edition of Sallust s works, John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the "Histories" and the two pseudo-Sallustian "Letters to Caesar, " " "supplying ample annotation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996861 20160618
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