The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorRichard Jenkyns

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The achievements of the Roman world have profoundly affected European and world civilization. The original Legacy of Rome, edited by Cyril Bailey, was published in 1923 and has been widely read and enjoyed. Nearly seventy years on, this new edition, illustrated with 24 pages of plates, offersan entirely fresh assessment of the influence of ancient Rome on the literature, art, culture, thought, and governance of later times. Fourteen contributors from a variety of disciplines each bring their individual knowledge and experience to the subjects discussed. Classical scholars consider the influence of Virgil, Horace, Ovid, pastoral, satire, and rhetoric. Historians assess Rome's impact through the ages, and textualtransmission. Art, architecture, law, drama, and language are also individually discussed. The varied approach and content of this new appraisal bear witness to the richness of the civilization which forms such a large part of our heritage today.

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The achievements of the Roman world have profoundly affected European and world civilization. The original Legacy of Rome, edited by Cyril Bailey, was published in 1923 and has been widely read and enjoyed. Nearly seventy years on, this new edition, illustrated with 24 pages of plates, offersan entirely fresh assessment of the influen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:492 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.69 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198219172

ISBN - 13:9780198219170

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'The first Legacy of Rome (1923) has had a good run for its money and a replacement was overdue ... Jenkyns's introductory chapter, 'The legacy of Rome', itself includes some excellent pages on language and (especially prose) literature.'E.J. Kenney, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, 1993