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The Resource Historical miscellany, Aelian ; with an English translation by Nigel G. Wilson, (electronic book)

Historical miscellany, Aelian ; with an English translation by Nigel G. Wilson, (electronic book)

Label
Historical miscellany
Title
Historical miscellany
Statement of responsibility
Aelian ; with an English translation by Nigel G. Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Aelian's Historical Miscellany (Varia Historia) is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and enjoyable descriptive pieces, Aelian's collection of nuggets and narratives appealed to a wide reading public.
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Cataloging source
MaCbHUP
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Varia historia
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active 3rd century
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Aelian
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA3821
LC item number
.A355 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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1935-
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Wilson, N. G.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
486
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History, Ancient
Summary expansion
Aelian's Historical Miscellany is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and enjoyable descriptive pieces, Aelian's collection of nuggets and narratives appealed to a wide reading public. Here then are anecdotes about the famous Greek philosophers, poets, historians, and playwrights; myths instructively retold; moralizing tales about heroes and rulers, athletes and wise men; reports about food and drink, different styles in dress, lovers, gift giving, entertainments, religious beliefs, and death customs; and comments on Greek painting. Some of the information is not preserved in any other source. Underlying it all are Aelian's Stoic ideals as well as this Roman's great admiration for the culture of the Greeks (whose language he borrowed for his writings)
Target audience
general
Label
Historical miscellany, Aelian ; with an English translation by Nigel G. Wilson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
hup0000586
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674995352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Historical miscellany, Aelian ; with an English translation by Nigel G. Wilson, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
hup0000586
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674995352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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