"Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and thatwith the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetuaallows 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
|Publisher:||Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Christopher Francese is Professor of Classical Languages, Dickinson College.
R. Scott Smith is Associate Professor of Classics, University of New Hampshire.