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Practical ethics for Roman gentlemen: the work of Valerius Maximus

Label
Practical ethics for Roman gentlemen: the work of Valerius Maximus
Title
Practical ethics for Roman gentlemen: the work of Valerius Maximus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The popularity of the work of Valerius Maximus during the Middle Ages and Renaissance was due to its value as a source of moral exhortation and guidance: the work was as relevant to the readers of those times as it had been to Valerius' contemporaries in the first century AD. Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen demonstrates that the purpose of Valerius' work was to promote a system of morality based upon historical precedent that was both traditional and authoritative to the educated classes for whom he wrote. Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen offers a re-definition of the purpose of Valerius' work and totally new conclusions about its predecessors, form and audience. The book is not confined to an examination of Valerius' work in isolation, but also examines earlier forms of exemplary literature, questions of how Roman literature was communicated to its audience, and presents an entirely new theory on the identity of Valerius Maximus the author
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skidmore, Clive
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA6791.V1
LC item number
S55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Classical studies and ancient history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Ethics in literature
  • Valerius Maximus
  • Valerius Maximus
  • Valerius Maximus,
Label
Practical ethics for Roman gentlemen: the work of Valerius Maximus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Teaching by Examples: Greek -- 2. Teaching by Examples: Roman -- 3. Quintilian and Seneca -- 4. Convenience -- 5. Chreiai, Apophthegmata and other Compilations -- 6. The Roman Tradition -- 7. Valerius's Moral Purpose -- 8. Valerius's Choice of Examples -- 9. Valerius's Criteria of Belief -- 10. The Audience -- 11. The Author
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780859894777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Practical ethics for Roman gentlemen: the work of Valerius Maximus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Teaching by Examples: Greek -- 2. Teaching by Examples: Roman -- 3. Quintilian and Seneca -- 4. Convenience -- 5. Chreiai, Apophthegmata and other Compilations -- 6. The Roman Tradition -- 7. Valerius's Moral Purpose -- 8. Valerius's Choice of Examples -- 9. Valerius's Criteria of Belief -- 10. The Audience -- 11. The Author
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780859894777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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