Florus: Epitome of Roman History (Loeb Classical Library No. 231)

Florus Epitome of Roman History Loeb Classical Library No Florus born apparently in Africa lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian s time He wrote in brief pointed rhetorical style a summary of Roman history especially wars in two books in order to show th

  • Title: Florus: Epitome of Roman History (Loeb Classical Library No. 231)
  • Author: Florus E.S. Forster
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Florus, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian s time He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history especially wars in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals It is based chiefly on Livy It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus s reign 30 BCE Florus, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian s time He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history especially wars in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals It is based chiefly on Livy It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus s reign 30 BCE 14 CE This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history Poetry by Florus is also available in the Loeb Classical Library, in Minor Latin Poets, Volume II.

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    1. Fun to read! Goes fast, provides "-quality" synopsis of Roman history up to the time of Augustus and Christ.

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