The Roman Way

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - History - 185 pages
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Among these literary guides are Cicero, who left an incomparable collection of letters; Catullus, the quintessential poet of love; Horace, the chronicler of a cruel and materialistic Rome; and the Romantics Virgil, Livy, and Seneca. The story concludes with the stark contrast between high-minded Stoicism and the collapse of values witnessed by Tacitus and Juvenal.
 

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A good overview of Roman Culture. I did not think it was quite as astute as her Greek book. Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Ancient Rome Reflected in Plautus and Terence
23
in The Comic Spirit in Plautus and Terence
40
The Republic
50
Cicero Himself
59
Caesar and Cicero
72
vit Catullus
89
Horace
103
rx The Rome of Augustus as Horace Saw it
117
Virgil Livy Seneca
141
xn Juvenals Rome and the Stoics
161
xin The End of Antiquity
176
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Edith Hamilton won the National Achievement Award in 1950, received honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1957 she was many an honorary citizen of Athens and was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction by King Paul of Greece.

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