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Popular 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 Details

ISBN: 9780872206748
ISBN-10: 0872206742
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 6mm x 19mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Valerius Maximus

Henry John Walker is Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies, Bates College.

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