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Practical ethics for Roman gentlemen : the work of Valerius Maximus

Author: Clive Skidmore
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2002, cop. 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprint edView all editions and formats
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The book aims to redefine the significance of the work of Valerius Maxiums, author of The Memorable Deeds of the Men of Rome and Foreign Nations and is likely to become the standard reference work on  Read more...

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Named Person: Valère Maxime; Valère Maxime.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Skidmore
ISBN: 0859894770 9780859894777
OCLC Number: 469347046
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 132-137. Index.
Description: XVII-142 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1The subject: Teaching by examples - GreekTeaching by examples - RomanQuintilian and SenecaPart 2The form: Conveniece"Chreiai", apopthegmata and other compilations; the Roman traditionPart 3The work: Valerius's moral purposeValerius's choice of examplesValerius's criteria of belief.Part 4Author and audience: The audienceThe author
Responsibility: Clive Skidmore.
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