The History of Rome, Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)

The History of Rome, Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)

Theodor Mommsen


The classical historian Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) released his historical past of Rome among 1854 and 1856. His paintings was once acquired with common acclaim through the scholarly neighborhood and the interpreting public. In 1902, in popularity of this enormous paintings, Mommsen was once presented the Nobel Prize for Literature and acclaimed as 'the maximum residing grasp of the artwork of old writing'. Mommsen rejected conventional Enlightenment debts, which glorified old Rome; as a substitute, guided through a brand new and rigorous feedback of assets, he all started the demythologisation of Roman historical past. In a vivacious and fascinating variety, utilizing smooth phrases to precise classical rules, Mommsen drew daring parallels among the 19th century and classical Rome. quantity 1 starts off with Rome's earliest origins and ends with the unification of Italy; it comprises separate chapters on faith, legislations and justice, artwork, and writing. This 1862 translation relies at the German 3rd variation (1861).

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