Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Roman Antiquities, Volume VII, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

By Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

Dionysius of Halicarnassus used to be born earlier than fifty three BCE and went to Italy sooner than 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome whereas learning the Latin language, gathering fabric for a historical past of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities started to appear in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his gadgets in writing background have been to delight fans of noble deeds and to pay off the advantages he had loved in Rome. yet he wrote additionally to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest occasions to 264 BCE) now we have the 1st nine entire; such a lot of 10 and eleven; and later extracts and an epitome of the full. Dionysius studied the easiest on hand literary resources (mainly annalistic and different historians) and probably a few public files. His paintings and that of Livy are our purely non-stop and precise self sufficient narratives of early Roman background. Dionysius used to be writer additionally of essays on literature overlaying rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and the way to mimic the easiest versions in literature. The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume version of the severe essays; the version of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes.

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