LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
Cover: Memorable Doings and Sayings, Volume I: Books 1-5, from Harvard University PressCover: Memorable Doings and Sayings, Volume I in HARDCOVER

Loeb Classical Library 492

Memorable Doings and Sayings, Volume I

Books 1-5

Valerius Maximus

Edited and translated by D. R. Shackleton Bailey

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$28.00 • £19.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674995413

Publication Date: 09/15/2000

Loeb

560 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

Loeb Classical Library > Memorable Doings and Sayings

World

Shackleton Bailey’s translation is a welcome addition… The editor/translator has also prefaced the volumes with a brief introduction to Valerius Maximus and his text added a helpful bibliography of the latest scholarship on the author, and included a glossary and thorough index of names… Shackleton Bailey has done good work in providing his own version of the Latin text, and he has also produced a readable and accurate English translation… Shackleton Bailey is best known to the scholarly community for his excellent translations of Cicero’s letters. His version of Valerius Maximus also deserves praise, merits inclusion in the fine Loeb Classical Library, and fills a major need for an English version of this valuable source.—Richard Weigel, Classical World

Greatly admired in antiquity and the Renaissance, no complete translation has been rendered in English since 1678. Composed during the reign of Tiberius, this compilation provides valuable insight into the religion and morality of the Silver-Age Roman gentleman… The translation is highly readable and authoritative, true to the Latin intent and the English idiom. This is a splendid and useful addition to the Loeb Classical Library.Virginia Quarterly Review

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, by Lindsay Chervinsky, from Harvard University Press

Why You Should Participate in an (Online) Book Club

Online book clubs can be a rewarding way to connect with readers, Lindsay Chervinsky discovered, when she was invited to join one to discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Since my book was published in April 2020, I’ve discovered that my work appeals to three main audiences. First, the general readers who are enthusiastic about history, attend virtual events, and tend to support local historic sites. Second, readers who are curious about our government institutions and the current political climate and are looking for answers about its origins. And third, history, social studies, and government teachers