Epitome of Roman History

Epitome of Roman History

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Overview

Florus, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian's time. He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history (especially wars) in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals. It is based chiefly on Livy. It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus's reign (30 BCE—14 CE). This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history.

Poetry by Florus is also available in the Loeb Classical Library, in Minor Latin Poets, Volume II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674992542
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1929
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #231
Edition description: 6th printing/1st pub.1929
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 826,011
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Edward Seymour Forster (1879–1950) was Lecturer in Classics at the University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliographical Addendum

Epitome Of Roman History

Book I

Book II

Index

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