The Roman Way
Title : The Roman Way
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ISBN : 0393310787
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages
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Read Online The Roman Way Among these literary guides are Cicero, who left an incomparable collection of letters Catullus, the quintessential poet of love Horace, the chronicler of a cruel and materialistic Rome and the Romantics Virgil, Livy, and Seneca The story concludes with the stark contrast between high minded Stoicism and the collapse of values witnessed by Tacitus and Juvenal Paperback, 224 pages Published August 17th 1993 by W W Norton Company first published 1932 More Details Original Title The Roman Way ISBN 0393310787 ISBN13 9780393310788 Edition Language English Other Editions 17 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Get a copy Kindle eBook Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleKoboApple iBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoHalf.comAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Friend Reviews

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  • Joe

    Edith Hamilton not only appreciates Latin literature for its use in the analysis of Roman history, but also the brilliance of their writings By using Roman playwrights and poets, Hamilton traces the development of Rome, from its origin as something not Greek, to the romantic and grandiose poems of Virgil, and the sentimental romantic that is Seneca The expression of Roman morals is first seen through its character within the plays of Terence and Plautus The Mother, The Son, The Slave each w

  • Genni

    Edith Hamilton was an interesting woman She was an educator and read Greek and Latin and French and German all her life for her own pleasure She wrote this book in her 60 s It reflected her life long love of literature and was insightful In her words, What the Romans did has always interested me much less than what they were and what the historians have said they were is beyond all comparison less interesting to me than what they themselves said She focused on what we can derive from li

  • Abraham

    What does it mean to be an American Despite living smack dab in the middle of the U.S my entire life, despite being surrounded by other so called Americans, despite all my obvious expertise, of course I can t answer that question It is ridiculous, of course, to even consider that one worldview or way of thinking surrounds everyone in a particular country, from the homeless black man to the millionaire heiress Hit the streets with intentions of gathering opinions and then draw a general conse

  • Ben

    Like the Greek Way, the Roman Way is a collection of interpretive essays on specific writers and their broader cultural context, this time, of course, relocated to Italy s capital Hamilton of course brings her astonishing breadth of knowledge of the subject to this work, as well as the fascinating fruits of a lifetime spent in the contemplation of the works that have been the focus of her study Her insight into Roman culture is, in my opinion, indispensable to anyone interested in the topic, e

  • Joseph

    This book is easy to read, well written and insightful Hamilton gives an authoritative account of the lives of a distant culture and their broader cultural context to today s world I really got a feeling for what the Romans thought and felt Referencing such representational figures as Plautus and Terence, and even Cicero, she provided much interesting analyses from using examples of source documents It isn t that long though, and I wish she provide of a history of Rome and a compre

  • Charlotte

    The author succeeds in bringing an understanding of what the Romans thought and felt, and what their legacy to the modern world has been Well and clearly written with interesting analyses and use of examples of source documents I loved this book.

  • chris baker
    chris baker

    Edith Hamilton is sassy I wish I had gone to Bryn Mayr Girl s school in the 1920s and taken her class Yet another life changing experience I missed out on.

  • Ned Hanlon
    Ned Hanlon

    I think I should start by saying I love Edith Hamilton her Mythology, probably than anything else, is responsible my lifelong love of the subject and she is on my short list of anyone from all of history that I would invite to my ultimate dinner party However, this is not by any means a perfect book Hamilton writes so sublimely when she weaves in and out of text from sources and her own writing to tell a story Her chapter on Sullust when she traces his love affair with his Lesbia thro

  • Fachrina

    The book provides an account of Rome, as written by her own people instead of based on what historians have uncovered It discusses the differences between the Greek classicism and Roman romanticism, traces the influence of Roman theatre on Western theatre, and explains what the Roman characters were like I found the narration a bit difficult in some places, but overall it is a very enlightening introduction to Rome, her legacy, and how she shaped the Western civilisation.

  • Briana Patterson
    Briana Patterson

    I read this book as part of a Western Civilization class Overall, I found it a quick, intelligent read that shouldn t take too long to sift through The arguments are clear, albeit a bit tedious at times, and there are plenty of excerpts to get an idea of the subject matter However, Hamilton makes broad, sweeping assumptions of the Roman based on the writings of only a handful of writers After all, I m sure if 2 people were chosen to represent our period of life as Americans and our daily liv

The Roman Way