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Author Adler, Eric, 1973-

Title Valorizing the Barbarians : enemy speeches in Roman historiography / Eric Adler
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 269 pages)
Series Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture
Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture.
Contents pt. 1. Mithridates and the East -- "A deep-seated lust for empire and riches" : Sallust's Epistula Mithridatis -- "Their whole population has the spirit of wolves" : Pompeius Trogus' speech of Mithridates -- pt. 2. Hannibal and Carthage -- "He considered it to be in no way worthy to contemplate the hope of living defeated" : Polybius' speeches of Hannibal -- "Nothing at all has been left to us, except that which we defend with arms" : Livy's Hannibal -- pt. 3. Boudica and Britain -- "Men might live and be slaves" : Tacitus' speech of Boudica -- "Slaves to a bad lyre-player" : Cassius Dio's speech of Boudica -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Texts and translations of the speeches examined at length
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Boadicea, Queen, -62.
Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C.
Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus, approximately 132 B.C.-63 B.C.
Enemies -- Rome -- Provinces -- Historiography.
Imperialism -- Historiography.
Roman provinces -- Historiography.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin -- History and criticism.
Rome -- Foreign public opinion.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D. -- Historiography.
Rome -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011003847
ISBN 029272991X (electronic bk.)
9780292729919 (electronic bk.)