The Roman History (Paperback)

By Velleius Paterculus, J. C. Yardley (Translator), Anthony A. Barrett (Translator)

Hackett Publishing Company, 9781603845915, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2011

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This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic.

Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation--the first English language translation in nearly ninety years--seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon.

The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index.

About the Author

J. C. Yardley is Professor of Classics, Emeritus, University of Ottawa.Anthony A. Barrett is Professor of Classics, Emeritus, University of British Columbia.