The Histories: Books iii-v v.2 (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Histories: Books iii-v v.2 A commentary and translation of Sallust's "Histories", covering the years 78-67 BC, one of the least well documented, but eventful periods of the era. This edition reflects recent research on the period and fragments of the text discovered since the edition of Maurenbrecher (1891-93).
- Published: 01 March 1994
- Format: Hardback 270 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198721437 ISBN 10: 0198721439
- Sales rank: 837,347
Full description for The Histories: Books iii-v v.2
The period covered by Sallust's Histories - 78-67 BC - forms part of the less well-documented eras of the late Republic. Sallust's contribution, despite its fragmentary transmission (about five hundred fragments of narrative, four speeches, and two letters preserved intact), remains of major importance to ancient historians. For nearly a century, scholars have consulted the edition of B. Maurenbrecher (1891-3) - a work, for its time, of considerable merit. Continuing research on the period has produced material with a bearing on the interpretation of the text; in addition, several fragments not known to Maurenbrecher have subsequently been discovered. For this new translation, Dr McGushin has freshly revised Maurenbrecher's placement and ordering of the fragments, and incorporated this newly discovered material. Together with a comprehensive introduction, he also provides a detailed interpretation in the first ever full-length commentary on the work.