Memorable Deeds and Sayings
One Thousand Tales from Ancient Rome
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Memorable Deeds and Sayings by Valerius Maximus
Book DescriptionPopular in its day both as a sourcebook for writers and orators and as a guidebook for living a moral life, this remarkably rich document serves as an engaging introduction to the cultural and moral history of ancient Rome. Valerius' "thousand tales" are arranged thematically in ninety-one chapters that cover nearly every aspect of life in the ancient world, including such wide-ranging topics as military discipline, child rearing, and women lawyers. As a whole, the work gives the reader fascinating insights into what it felt like to be an ancient Roman, what the ancient Romans really believed, what their private world was like, how they related to one another, and what they did when nobody was watching.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872206748
(228mm x 6mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Valerius Maximus
Valerius Maximus, Hardback (June 2000)
This is a collection of notable deeds and sayings which Valerius Maximus compiled during the reign of Tiberius. The collection was popular in the Renaissance and has recently attracted renewed scholarly attention.
Valerius Maximus' Memorable Deeds and Sayings Book 1, Hardback (July 1998)» View all books by Valerius Maximus
The first English translation and commentary on Valerius Maximus, an under-utilized author of the early 1st century AD. His collection of examples of Roman religious practice and thought offers a unique perspective from the early principate on Roman beliefs about their religious heritage, without the contamination of Judaeo-Christian thought.
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Author Biography - Valerius Maximus
Henry John Walker is Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies, Bates College.
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