The Roman Way
Title : The Roman Way
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ISBN : 0393310787
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Category : adventurers
Tags : science-fiction, women, middle-grade, latino, covers, thriller

Best books we read 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. More at

The Roman Way ( Reviews)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mark Valentine
    Mark Valentine

    For an introduction into the Roman world, this is a valuable book I picked it up because I am getting ready to re read Vergil and I wanted to have some setting, some context and I wasn t disappointed She has chapters on the key players in the Roman culture History is only the backdrop the focus of her book is on the artists Cicero, Horace, Vergil, Plautus, Catullus, Seneca, Livy, Tacitus, and even Marcus Aurelius I became fascinated by reading about Cicero and want to follow up and read mo

  • Rob Atkinson
    Rob Atkinson

    I m one of those people who reads the ancients in translation and Roman history historical fiction for pleasure, but I must confess The Roman Way , though informative, was of a duty than a pleasure to read It does make an excellent introduction to the figures whose writings Hamilton employs to illustrate Roman s Plautus and Terence, Cicero, Catullus, Horace, Livy, Virgil, and Juvenal Excepting the last of these I d read only excerpts of these writers, and now look forward to readi

The Roman Way