Memorable Deeds and Sayings

Memorable Deeds and Sayings

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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' qthousand talesq 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.He looked down on Philip, and claimed that Jupiter Hammon was his father;123 he grew tired of Macedonian customs and ... he rejected his status as a human being and strove to become a god.125 He had no qualms about denying his father, his country, and his humanity. ... Hannibal was elated with his success at the battle of Cannae, 127 and he would not receive any of his fellow citizens in his camp, anbsp;...

Title:Memorable Deeds and Sayings
Author:Valerius Maximus
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 2004-03-01


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