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26%OFFRonald Syme - Sallust - 9780520234796 - V9780520234796
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Sallust

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Description for Sallust Paperback. 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. This is a foreword of Syme that delivers biographical essays of Sir Ronald Syme in English. Series: Sather Classical Lectures. Num Pages: 433 pages, 1 b&w photograph. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 1QDH; 3D; HBAH; HBJD; HBLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 152 x 229 x 26. Weight in Grams: 614.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
University of California Press United States
Number of pages
433
Condition
New
Series
Sather Classical Lectures
Number of Pages
433
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520234796
SKU
V9780520234796
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About Ronald Syme
One of the most distinguished Roman historians, Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989) was Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University. His books include Tacitus (1958) and The Roman Revolution (1939). In addition to numerous awards and honors, he collected honorary degrees in eleven countries on five continents. Ronald Mellor is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. ... Read more

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