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Memorable Doings and Sayings, Volume I

Books 1-5

Valerius Maximus

Edited and translated by D. R. Shackleton Bailey

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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

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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

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