Sallust

Sallust

by Ronald Syme
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520234790

ISBN-13: 9780520234796

Pub. Date: 06/05/2002

Publisher: University of California Press


With this classic book, Sir Ronald Syme became the first historian of the twentieth century to place Sallust—whom Tacitus called the most brilliant Roman historian—in his social, political, and literary context. Scholars had considered Sallust to be a mere political hack or pamphleteer, but Syme's text makes important connections between the politics of

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With this classic book, Sir Ronald Syme became the first historian of the twentieth century to place Sallust—whom Tacitus called the most brilliant Roman historian—in his social, political, and literary context. Scholars had considered Sallust to be a mere political hack or pamphleteer, but Syme's text makes important connections between the politics of the Republic and the literary achievement of the author to show Sallust as a historian unbiased by partisanship. In a new foreword, Ronald Mellor delivers one of the most thorough biographical essays of Sir Ronald Syme in English. He both places the book in the context of Syme's other works and details the progression of Sallustian studies since and as a result of Syme's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520234796
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/05/2002
Series:
Sather Classical Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
433
Sales rank:
812,463
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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