Roman Antiquities, Volume VII: Books 11-20

Roman Antiquities, Volume VII: Books 11-20

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus was born before 53 BCE and went to Italy before 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome while studying the Latin language, collecting material for a history of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities began to appear in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his objects in writing history were to please lovers of noble deeds and to repay the benefits he had enjoyed in Rome. But he wrote also to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest times to 264 BCE) we have the first 9 complete; most of 10 and 11; and later extracts and an epitome of the whole. Dionysius studied the best available literary sources (mainly annalistic and other historians) and possibly some public documents. His work and that of Livy are our only continuous and detailed independent narratives of early Roman history.

Dionysius was author also of essays on literature covering rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and how to imitate the best models in literature.

The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume edition of the critical essays; the edition of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674994270
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1950
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #388
Edition description: 3rd printing/1st pub.1950
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Earnest Cary (b. 1879) taught classics at Harvard and Princeton.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Volume VII


Book XI

Excerpts From Book XII

Excerpts From Book XIII

Excerpts From Book XIV

Excerpts From Book XV

Excerpts From Book XVI

Excerpts From Books XVII and XVIII

Excerpts From Book XIX

Excerpts From Book XX

General Index

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