Rome: Late Republic and Principate

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  • Copyright: 1986-06-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history. Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Foreword
General Introduction
Political Ideas and Practices, from Republic to Principate
Polybius, History (Selections)
Quintus Cicero, Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship
Sallust, The War with Catiline
Cicero, Letter to Quintus(1)
Caelius Rufus, Letter to Cicero
Cicero, Letter to Paetus
Horace, Sixteenth Epode
Vergil, Fourth Eclogue
Augustus, Record of His Accomplishments
Tacitus, Annals (Selection)
Tacitus, Histories (Selection)
Pliny the Younger, Panegyric to Trajan (Selections)
Rome and Its Subjects
Cicero, Letter to Quintus (2)
Two Trials for Provincial Misgovernment
Municipal Charters and Regulations
Oversight of Municipal Affairs in Bithynia
Aristides, To Rome (Selections)
Legal Foundations of Roman Society: The Status of Persons under the Law
Justinian, Institutes (Selections)
Preoccupations of Public and Private Life
Cato the Censor, On Agriculture (Selections)
Columella, On Farming (Selections)
Cornelius Nepos, Life of Atticus
The Funeral Eulogy of Turia
Masters Murdered by Slaves
Two Prayers
Official Reaction to Two Alien Cults
Quintilian, The Training of the Orator, Book 1 (Selections)
Problems of the Late Roman Empire
Diocletian, Price Edict (Selections)
On Military Matters (Selections)
The Theodosian Code (Selections)
Priscus, History (Selections)
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