The Roman Historians

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The Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture: art, poetry, law and religion. The Roman Historians EPUB EBook But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past, and define themselves as a people, can be found in their historical writings. It is in these works that we find momentous events in the history of the people: Romulus' foundation of Rome; download; the madness of Caligula; Nero's burning of Rome; and the Civil War of 69 AD. The Romans did not record these events dispassionately, but their historical writings were passionate statements linking the past and the present. This book examines in detail the ideas and presentation of the major Roman historians - EPUB Sallust, Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus - as well as other genres of historical writing. The biographies written by Nepos, Tacitus, Suetonius, and those called the Augustan History and the autobiographies of Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus are also analyzed to explore how these genres differ in the Roman mind from narrative history. Like this book? Read online this: The History of Historical Writing in America, Freud for Historians.

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