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The Roman search for wisdom, Michael K. Kellogg

Label
The Roman search for wisdom
Title
The Roman search for wisdom
Statement of responsibility
Michael K. Kellogg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers, thinkers, and writers were just pale imitations of Greek originals has persisted to this day. Even the great Roman poet Horace wrote, "Captive Greece took its Roman captor captive,/ Invading uncouth Latium with its arts." Michael K. Kellogg puts this notion to rest in this lively, very readable overview of Roman literature. The author uncovers many examples of Roman wisdom, showing that the Roman contribution to intellectual history is considerable and need not take second place to ancient Greek literature. Kellogg offers fresh and engaging portraits of poets (Lucretius, Virgil, Horace, Ovid); dramatists (Plautus, Terence, Seneca); biographers (Plutarch, Suetonius); historians (Livy, Tacitus); and philosophers (Cicero, Marcus Aurelius), against the background of Roman history. The contemporary reader will come away from this excellent survey with the realization that even today our culture still bears the lasting imprint of ancient Rome
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kellogg, Michael K.
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1589
LC item number
.K455 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Wisdom
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Conduct of life
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Wisdom
Label
The Roman search for wisdom, Michael K. Kellogg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The grandeur that was Rome -- Plautus and Roman comedy -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, the good citizen -- Lucretius and the poetry of nature -- Virgil: poet of shadows -- Horace: Odes to a poet -- Ovid: Poet of love and change -- Seneca as tragedian -- Plutarch and the invention of biography -- Tacitus and the Roman historians -- The emperor and the slave
Control code
855905228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781616149253
Lccn
2013047303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)855905228
Label
The Roman search for wisdom, Michael K. Kellogg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The grandeur that was Rome -- Plautus and Roman comedy -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, the good citizen -- Lucretius and the poetry of nature -- Virgil: poet of shadows -- Horace: Odes to a poet -- Ovid: Poet of love and change -- Seneca as tragedian -- Plutarch and the invention of biography -- Tacitus and the Roman historians -- The emperor and the slave
Control code
855905228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781616149253
Lccn
2013047303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)855905228

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