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Valerius Maximus' Memorable Deeds and Sayings Book 1 - Clarendon Ancient History Series (Hardback)
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Valerius Maximus' Memorable Deeds and Sayings Book 1 - Clarendon Ancient History Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 09/07/1998
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Valerius Maximus stands alone as an extant prose author of the early principate who devoted specific interest to the Romans' attitude to religion. In eight chapters he presents a variety of material selected from earlier authors, such as Cicero, Livy, and Varro, to illustrate central areas of Roman religious thought and practice: augury, omens, dreams, and miracles. Valerius has not been translated into English since 1678 and there has never been a detailed commentary on his work in any language. With the growing interest in the non-Judaeo-Christian religions of the Mediterranean world and scholars recognizing that Roman religion should not be approached with Judaeo-Christian presuppositions or through the filter of the Christian Fathers, Valerius Maximus gives us an opportunity to see an unexceptional pagan speaking about his religion.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198150169
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 22 mm

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