Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 15, 2014 - History - 600 pages
"Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows students to hear the voices of actual women from the ancient world. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of long extracts allows students to sink their teeth into material in ways not possible with traditional source books. The anonymous texts, inscriptions, and other non-literary material topically arranged in the 'Documentary' section will enable students to see how the documentary evidence supplements or undermines the views advanced in the literary texts. This is a book that should be of great use to anyone teaching a survey of the history of Ancient Rome or a Roman Civilization course. I look forward to teaching with this book which is, I think, the best source book I have seen for the way we teach these days." --David Potter, University of Michigan
 

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Contents

APPIAN
1
AUGUSTUS
14
CATULLUS
23
MARCUS CICERO
34
QUINTUS CICERO
77
EPICTETUS
92
HORACE
106
JUVENAL
127
POLYBIUS
361
QUINTILIAN
382
SENECA THE YOUNGER
394
SULPICIA
431
VALERIUS MAXIMUS
434
VERGIL
445
INSCRIPTIONS
451
LAWS OF THE TWELVE TABLES
503

LIVY
142
LUCRETIUS
184
MARTIAL
201
NOVATIAN
220
OVID
227
PERPETUA
257
PETRONIUS
267
PLINY THE YOUNGER
299
PLUTARCH
332
APRIL
512
A ROMAN SCHOOLBOOK
516
APPENDICES
522
NOTES ON THE TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS
530
GLOSSARY
533
INDEX
543
Back Cover
549
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Christopher Francese is Professor of Classical Languages, Dickinson College.

R. Scott Smith is Associate Professor of Classics, University of New Hampshire.

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