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Horace: A Very Short Introduction


Llewelyn Morgan

23 November 2023

Very Short Introductions

This book examines the career of the Roman poet Horace, one of the greatest writers in Roman literature. It introduces his poetry with illustrations from all his works, and contextualises his career in Greek and Roman literary tradition and within the tumultuous events of his life as civil war gave way to the reign of the first emperor Augustus.

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The Jewish War


Josephus, Martin Hammond, Martin Goodman

23 February 2017

Oxford World's Classics

In AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a 6 month siege, the world-famous temple burnt to the ground. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination beginning in AD 66 with high hopes and early success, but soon became mired in factional conflict, at its most extreme within Jerusalem itself.

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Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10


Livy, J. C. Yardley, Dexter Hoyos

04 April 2013

Oxford World's Classics

In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula in a series of ever greater wars. Vivid portrayals of personalities, politics, warfare, and religion bring 4th-century Italy vividly alive in this new translation.

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Plutarch: Demosthenes and Cicero


Andrew Lintott

28 February 2013

Clarendon Ancient History Series

Plutarch's Lives of Demosthenes and Cicero are an unusual pair in that they are about orators and not military men. With the translations and commentaries, Lintott provides a detailed introduction which discusses the context of the texts, the author, and the philosophy which underlies Plutarch's presentation of the two personalities.

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Catiline's Conspiracy, The Jugurthine War, Histories


Sallust, William W. Batstone

15 April 2010

Oxford World's Classics

These three works exemplify the Roman historian Sallust's condemnation of the excesses of the late Republic. In the conspiracy of Catiline and the war against Jugurtha he sees moral and political corruption and the tragedy of civil strife. This new translation captures Sallust's distinctive style and considers his work as history and literature.

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Rome's Mediterranean Empire: Books 41-45 and the Periochae


Livy, Jane D. Chaplin

27 August 2009

Oxford World's Classics

The Third Macedonian War ended the kingdom created by Philip II and Alexander the Great and was a crucial step in Rome's dominance of the Mediterranean. Livy's narrative is also a moral study of the individuals involved. This edition includes the Periochae, later summaries of Livy's original 142-book history.

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The Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books 31-40


Livy, J. C. Yardley, Waldemar Heckel

30 July 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Hannibal's War: Books 21-30


Livy, J.C. Yardley, Dexter Hoyos

25 June 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Complete Letters


Pliny the Younger, P. G. Walsh

26 February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

Pliny's letters provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. They document politics, social life, religion, the educational system, the treatment of slaves and include a vivid description of the eruption of Vesuvius. This is a lively and sympathetic new translation.

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Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Lives


Plutarch, Robin Waterfield, Philip A. Stadter

11 September 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five


Livy, T. J. Luce

14 August 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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