Roman Lives, a new edition to the Focus Classical Sources library, is a sourcebook that explores ancient life in all strata of Roman society by examining the epitaphs and other inscriptions in Latin For departments of Classics at the high school or college level which offer Roman Civilization, Epigraphy, or Roman culture courses....
|Title||:||Roman Lives, Corrected Edition: Ancient Roman Life Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions (Focus Classical Sources)|
|Publisher||:||Focus 1 edition June 3, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||188 pages|
|File Size||:||668 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Roman Lives, Corrected Edition: Ancient Roman Life Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions (Focus Classical Sources) Reviews
I had to buy this book for my Roman Achievement class and I thoroughly enjoyed it- both the book AND the class! Much of what know of the lives of Romans was found by studying the many examples of how they wanted to be remembered- and that is primarily what this book offers. I like that it gives both English and Latin translations of tombstone inscriptions and that it is categorized by different social classes. This gave me a lot of insight into the differences between the lives of the aristocracy versus regular Roman families, slaves, freedman, or persons of the military. If you enjoy learning about the Roman era this book is a must have!
This book is good because it not only provides translations of a variety of interesting Latin inscriptions, it also teaches you a lot about the fascinating field of Latin epigraphy. It achieves this not merely by means of some nice introductory essays, but by printing, not simply a translation of each inscription, but also a relatively unedited Latin text followed by a more edited version of the Latin in which all the many abbreviations have been expanded into their full-word equivalents. This enables the reader to compare the translation with the text and learn those ubiquitous Latin abbreviations of which the Romans were so fond.
good sourcebook for Classics or a Latin class- specific Roman inscriptions and what they reflect about the ancient world.