Paul, G. M.
Title A HISTORICAL COMMENTARY ON SALLUST'S BELLUM JUGURTHINUM
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher Francis Cairns (Publications) Ltd 1984
0905205162 / 9780905205168
Seller ID 27456
Foxing to ffep. Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. . Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; The main aims of this commentary are to elucidate Sallust's narrative and to clarify his historiographical principles and methods. Such topics as the chronology and topography of the war, Numidian customs and their royal family, Sallust's sources, the conditions of political life in contemporary Rome, and Sallust's personal views are therefore given ample treatment. Textual, linguistic and literary problems are discussed in so far as they relate to historical and historiographical understanding of Sallust's account. Sallust was indebted to Greek and Roman predecessors, as the commentary indicates. But he also set a new fashion in Roman historiography, as much by his sense of the realities of Roman public life as by the manner of his writing – a style which was later adopted and developed by Tacitus, the great historian of imperial Rome. ; ARCA Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs 13; 276 pages
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