Memorable Deeds and Sayings: One Thousand Tales from Ancient Rome (Hackett Classics)

October 31, 2020
Memorable Deeds and Sayings: One Thousand Tales from Ancient Rome (Hackett Classics)

Popular in its day both as a sourcebook for writers and oratorsand as a guidebook for living a moral life, this remarkably richdocument serves as an engaging introduction to the cultural andmoral history of ancient Rome. Valerius' "thousand tales" arearranged thematically in ninety-one chapters that cover nearlyevery aspect of life in the ancient world, including suchwide-ranging topics as military discipline, child rearing, andwomen lawyers. As a whole, the work gives the reader fascinatinginsights into what it felt like to be an ancient Roman, what theancient Romans really believed, what their private world was like,how they related to one another, and what they did when nobody waswatching.