The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal - Legacy Series (Hardback)Richard Jenkyns (editor)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 516
Weight: 814 g
Dimensions: 224 x 163 x 43 mm
`The essays range broadly ... and scrupulously avoid overplaying the Classical hand ... Those who value it should not miss out on these two superb collections.' Peter Jones, Sunday Telegraph (refers also to the Legacy of Greece)
'here there is palpable treasure, statues and books, laws and roads and buildings ... Richard Jenkyns writes wittily and beautifully on the tradition of the pastoral.' Elspeth Barker, Independent on Sunday
'the volume will be extremely useful as a reference guide, and will of course stand as a collective statement of how scholars at present understood the nature and status of the European classical heritage.' Times Educational Supplement
'The legacy of Rome is very substantial, and when combined with the more immediately exciting Greek inheritance (philosophy, tragedy, democracy), it offers a cultural and educational programme of unparalleled power.' Times Literary Supplement
'a surprisingly refreshing and rewarding read despite the academic clout behind the contributions ... The Romans' impact on law, architecture, art, literature and practically everything else is considered in enlightening detail.' Herald Express
'It is the function of legacies to be ample and timely. This book fulfills both expectations: a wide range of essays, written at a time when our knowledge and our means of organizing our facts have dramatically increased since the first version of this book appeared in 1923. The appearance of this volume at this time may betoken persistent belief that Rome has something to teach others besides classicists and legacy hunters. May its resources transmit this belief into yet other generations.' Charles Witke, The University of Michigan, Bryn Mawr Classical Review (1992)
'The first Legacy of Rome (1923) has had a good run for its money and a replacement was overdue ... Jenkyns's introductory chapter, 'The legacy of Rome', itself includes some excellent pages on language and (especially prose) literature.' E.J. Kenney, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, 1993
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