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Practical Ethics for Roman GentlemenThe Work of Valerius Maximus$
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Clive Skidmore

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780859894777

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.001.0001

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The Roman Tradition

The Roman Tradition

(p.44) 6 The Roman Tradition
Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen

Clive Skidmore

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the extent to which Hellenistic compilations were known at Rome and whether these literary forms were imitated in Latin. It considers the Memorable Words and Deeds of Valerius Maximus and the Stratagems of Frontinus, which combine features of the Hellenistic collections into a thematically arranged handbook of historical material apparently unknown in the Hellenistic era.

Keywords:   Greek literature, Hellenistic compilations, literary forms, Roman literature, collections, Memorable Words and Deeds, Valerius Maximus, Stratagems, Frontinus

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