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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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Valerius's Choice of Examples

Valerius's Choice of Examples

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(p.83) 8 Valerius's Choice of Examples
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Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen
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Clive Skidmore

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0008

This chapter examines Valerius' decision to use historical examples as the vehicle of his moral message in Memorable Words and Deeds. He selected his examples according to the criteria of authority, plausibility, and entertainment.

Keywords:   Valerius Maximus, Memorable Words and Deeds, moral guidance, moral education, authority, plausibility, entertainment

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