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The historians of ancient Rome : an anthology of the major writings

Author: Ronald Mellor
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge sourcebooks for the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city's foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Mellor
ISBN: 9780415527156 0415527155 9780415527163 0415527163 9780203097373 0203097378
OCLC Number: 780063902
Description: xxx, 583 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Historical inscriptions --
Polybius --
Sallust --
Cicero --
Julius Caesar --
Cornelius Nepos --
Livy --
Augustus --
Velleius Paterculus --
Josephus --
Tacitus --
Pliny the Younger --
Suetonius --
Plutarch --
Appian --
Cassius Dio --
Lactantius --
Eusebius --
Writers of Augustan history (Scriptores historiae Augustae) --
Ammianus Marcellinus --
Zosimus.
Series Title: Routledge sourcebooks for the ancient world.
Responsibility: Ronald Mellor.

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The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city's foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine's edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.). Selections include many of the high points of Rome's climb to world domination: the defeat of Hannibal; the conquest of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean; the defeat of the Catilinarian conspirators; Caesar's conquest of Gaul; Antony and Cleopatra; the establishment of the Empire by Caesar Augustus; and the "Roman Peace" under Hadrian and long excepts from Tacitus record the horrors of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero. The book is intended both for undergraduate courses in Roman history and for the general reader interested in approaching the Romans through the original historical sources. Hence, excerpts of Polybius, Livy, and Tacitus are extensive enough to be read with pleasure as an exciting narrative. Now in its third edition, changes to this thoroughly revised volume include a new timeline, translations of several key inscriptions such as the Twelve Tables, and additional readings. This is a book which no student of Roman history should be without.

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"This is the only anthology of translated primary readings that covers more than a millennium of Roman history, from Monarchy to Late Empire." - Daniel Solomon, Vanderbilt University "Quite simply, Read more...

 
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