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A History Of Roman Literature

Auhtor: Charles Thomas Cruttwell

Language: english

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Review by Bob Tobias, October 2008


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Summary of the Book 'A History Of Roman Literature':

A History of is a 1971 non-fiction book by physicist Petr Beckmann that presents a laymans introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant Pi. Beckmann was a Czechoslovakian who fled the Communist regime to come to the United States his dislike of authority gives A History of a style that belies its dry title. For example his chapter on the era following the classical age of ancient Greece is titled The Roman Pest he calls the Catholic Inquisition the act of insane religious fanatic and he says that people who question public spending on scientific research are intellectual cripples who drivel about too much technology because technology has wounded them with the ultimate insult: They cant understand it any more.

Excerpts from the Book 'A History Of Roman Literature':


... of the Republic, the second asserting with some arrogance the exploits of the hero, and his claims to a place among the denizens of heaven. [14] ...
... page the unenviable notoriety of being the most lying of all annalists, nevertheless obtained much celebrity. The chief cause of his deceptiveness was ...
... on the Punica of Naevius, and Q. Vargunteius soon after performed the same office for the annals of Ennius. The first scientific grammarian, was AELIUS ...
... and Pompeii but the Tusculan was always his favourite. In the year 67 Cicero stood for the praetorship, the election to which was twice ...
... be able to convey his own messages to it. Yet, unless he was able to maintain couriers of his own, it was almost impossible to send or receive news. ...
... to govern it we have ante se for ante eum, a fault, by the way, into which almost every Latin writer is apt to fall, since the rules on which the ...
... He was a varied and prolific writer, who cultivated with some success at least three domains of poetry. In his younger days he wrote satires, but ...
... why it is that if she be our mother, she veils her face from her children, and will not use a language they can understand- Cur natum ...
... were only too faithfully realised. Within a month of Maecenas's death Horace was borne to his rest, and his ashes were laid beside those of his patron ...
... avunculus into epic verse and Quintilian says that the prestige of ancient use alone permits the appearance in literature of words like balare, ...
... with sharp rocks, and everything that mocks the sailor's prayer. I am ashamed (I repeat it) that Spartans, and Spartans armed, should even stop to ...
... for its noble imperfections. We shall offer a few critical remarks on the Pharsalia, referring our readers for an exhaustive catalogue of ...
... spirits of the age. A History of Roman Literature CHAPTER IV. THE REIGNS OF CALIGULA, CLAUDIUS, AND NERO. 3. OTHER PROSE ...
... prevailed, as must always be the case where there is no sound etymological theory on which to base it. In the earliest inscriptions we find many ...
... air. While in Asia he spent much time with the old philosopher Euphrates, of whose daily life he has given a pleasing description in the tenth ...
... of the Caesars, which we fortunately possess almost entire. Suetonius possessed in a high degree some of the most essential qualifications of ...
... denied the visibility of Socrate's daemon, and spoke of the death of Pan. But Apuleius is much more thorough-going he supposes all the daemons to ...
... first century B.C. and as to the beech, Burnham beeches were then fine young trees. Doubtless changes have come over our vegetation. The linden ...
... Ep. 38, 1 and 94, 1. [19] Such as Serenus, Lucilius, &c. The old families seem to have eschewed him. [20] Vit. Beat. 17, 1. [21] ...
... Ennius the spectators were probably more discriminating but the steady depravation of the spectacles furnished for their amusement contributed afterwards ...