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The Legacy of Rome : a new appraisal

Author: Richard Jenkyns
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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The achievements of the Roman world have profoundly affected European and world civilization. The original Legacy of Rome, edited by Cyril Bailey, was published in 1923 and has been widely a read and enjoyed. Nearly seventy years on, this new edition, illustrated with 24 pages of plates, offers an entirely fresh assessment of the influence of ancient Rome on the literature, art, culture, thought, and governance of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jenkyns
ISBN: 0198219172 9780198219170
OCLC Number: 23765960
Description: xi, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The legacy of Rome / Richard Jenkyns --
The transmission of the texts / R.H. Rouse --
The middle ages / Charles Davis --
The renaissance / A.T. Grafton --
Virgil / Jasper Griffin --
Pastoral / Richard Jenkyns --
Horace, Ovid, and others / Charles Martindale --
Satire / J.P. Sullivan --
Drama / Gordon Braden --
Rhetoric / George A. Kennedy --
Art / Geoffrey Waywell --
Architecture / David Watkin --
Language / Rebecca Posner --
Law / Robert Feenstra --
The city of Rome / Nicholas Purcell.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Jenkyns.
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This new edition offers an entirely fresh assessment of the influence of ancient Rome on the culture and society of later times. Originally published over 70 years ago, The Legacy of Rome has become  Read more...


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`handsome collection of essays ... here there is palpable treasure ... Richard Jenkyns writes wittily and beautifully on the tradition of the pastoral ... Jasper Griffin is vivid and eloquent on Read more...

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