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The Resource Memorable doings and sayings, Valerius Maximus ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)

Memorable doings and sayings, Valerius Maximus ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)

Label
Memorable doings and sayings
Title
Memorable doings and sayings
Statement of responsibility
Valerius Maximus ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey
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Contributor
Editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Valerius Maximus compiled his handbook of notable deeds and sayings in the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE). Valerius's professedly practical work contains a clear moral element and is informative about first-century CE Roman attitudes toward religion and morality.
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Cataloging source
MaCbHUP
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Loeb classical library online
Summary expansion
Valerius Maximus compiled his handbook of notable deeds and sayings during the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE). The collection was very popular in the Renaissance and has recently attracted renewed scholarly attention. Yet to date there has been no modern English translation of Memorable Doings and Sayings. This work is now added to the Loeb Classical Library, a freshly edited Latin text facing D. R. Shackleton Bailey's pleasing and authoritative translation. Valerius arranges his instructive examples in short chapters, each focused on a particular virtue, vice, religious practice, or traditional custom--including Omens, Dreams, Anger, Cruelty, Bravery, Fidelity, Gratitude, Friendship, Parental Love. The moral undercurrent of this collection is readily apparent. But Valerius tells us that the book's purpose is practical: he decided to select worthwhile material from famous writers so that people looking for illustrative examples might be spared the trouble of research. Whatever the author's intention, his book is an interesting source of information on Roman attitudes toward religion and moral values in the first century--
Target audience
general
Label
Memorable doings and sayings, Valerius Maximus ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Books 1-5 -- v. II. Books 6-9
Control code
hup0000592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606529213
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Memorable doings and sayings, Valerius Maximus ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Books 1-5 -- v. II. Books 6-9
Control code
hup0000592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606529213
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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