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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 Criteria of Belief

Valerius's Criteria of Belief

(p.93) 9 Valerius's Criteria of Belief
Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen

Clive Skidmore

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines Valerius' selection of examples. It considers his sensitivity for what his audience would find credible, generally choosing historical examples that would be the most convincing and inspiring for his audience. It also discusses how fable represents a kind of anecdote which does not appear in the Memorable Words and Deeds, but is relevant both to Valerius' criteria of belief and to the kind of audience for which he was writing.

Keywords:   Valerius Maximus, Memorable Words and Deeds, historical examples, moral education, moral guidance, anecdote, fable

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