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De Viris Illustribus

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Cornelius Nepos was born in Cisalpine Gaul but lived in Rome and was a friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. Most of his writings, which included poems, moral examples from history, a chronological sketch of general history, a geographical work, Lives of Cato the Elder and Cicero, and other biographies, are lost. Extant is a portion of his 'De Viris Illustribus': (i) part of his parallel lives of Roman and non-Roman famous men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greeks except three) and a chapter on kings; and (ii) two lives from the class of historians. The lives are short popular biographies of various kinds, written in a usually plain readable style, of value today because of Nepos's use of many good sources.
Standard Loeb edition with English translation by J.C.Rolfe on facing pages opposite Latin text.

Item details

Author(s):
Cornelius Nepos
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780674995147
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Loeb

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Cornelius Nepos was born in Cisalpine Gaul but lived in Rome and was a friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. Most of his writings, which included poems, moral examples from history, a chronological sketch of general history, a geographical work, Lives of Cato the Elder and Cicero, and other biographies, are lost. Extant is a portion of his 'De Viris Illustribus': (i) part of his parallel lives of Roman and non-Roman famous men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greeks except three) and a chapter on kings; and (ii) two lives from the class of historians. The lives are short popular biographies of various kinds, written in a usually plain readable style, of value today because of Nepos's use of many good sources.
Standard Loeb edition with English translation by J.C.Rolfe on facing pages opposite Latin text.

Author(s):
Cornelius Nepos
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780674995147
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Loeb

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