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The Resource Livy's exemplary history, Jane D. Chaplin, (electronic resource)

Livy's exemplary history, Jane D. Chaplin, (electronic resource)

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Livy's exemplary history
Title
Livy's exemplary history
Statement of responsibility
Jane D. Chaplin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
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1964-
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Chaplin, Jane D.
Dewey number
937
LC call number
DG207.L583 .C43 2000
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  • Livy
  • Rome
Summary expansion
"The idea that it is possible to learn from history was a commonplace for the historians of Greece and Rome, but what exactly did they think it meant? Were the lessons moral or practical or both? How might one perceive and apply them? In Livy's History of Rome, people constantly learn or fail to learn from the past, and in many ways his monumental narrative can be read as an extended exploration of these questions." "Dr Chaplin starts from Livy's programmatic claim that history offers examples of good and bad conduct. Where previous studies have focused on the meaning of exemplary episodes and characters in isolation, this treatment traces the way historical figures try to interpret the past to their advantage. In doing so, the book demonstrates Livy's awareness of the shifting relevance of history and argues that a narrative organized around exempla allowed Livy, poised between the collapse of the Republic and the foundation of the Empire, to make the Romans' past meaningful for their future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Livy's exemplary history, Jane D. Chaplin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-229) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000193647
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
245 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780198152743
Lccn
00025442
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000193647
Label
Livy's exemplary history, Jane D. Chaplin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-229) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000193647
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
245 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780198152743
Lccn
00025442
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000193647

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