Cornelius Nepos: On Great Generals. On Historians

$28,00

This book contains the original text with the English translation.
Original Language: Latin

Publisher: Harvard University Press
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Number of pages: 368
Binding: Hardback
Illustration Details: Index
Format: 4-1/4 x 6-3/8
Publishing Year: 1929
Last price update from amazon.com: July 28th 2021

Description

Cornelius Nepos was born in Cisalpine Gaul but lived in Rome and was a friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. Most of his writings—which included poems, moral examples from history, a chronological sketch of general history, a geographical work, and lives of Cato the Elder and Cicero and other biographies—are lost. Extant is a portion of his De Viris Illustribus: (i) part of his parallel lives of Roman and non-Roman famous men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greeks except three) and a chapter on kings; and (ii) two lives from the class of historians. The lives are short popular biographies of various kinds, written in a usually plain readable style, of value today because of Nepos’s use of many good sources.

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