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Author Balmaceda, Catalina, 1970- author
Title Virtus romana : politics and morality in the Roman historians / Catalina Balmaceda
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DG205 B194 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001306851
Descript xii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The concept of virtus -- Virtus in Sallust -- Virtus in Livy -- Virtus in Velleius -- Virtus in Tacitus
"Late Roman historians sought to respond to the present through the evaluation of the past. Historiography was, therefore, a prime site for defining Roman identity. One of the key concepts for historians was virtus (roughly, "manly courage"). As a political and moral concept, virtus worked as a key idea in the complex system of Roman socio-cultural values, attitudes, and norms and was constantly being redefined and reinterpreted"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Rome -- Historiography
National characteristics, Roman
Rome -- Civilization
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