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Comparing and contrasting speeches attributed to barbarian leaders by ancient Roman historians, this book offers a systematic examination of the ways in which those historians valorized foreigners and presented criticisms of their own society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: Mithridates and the East
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. 1. "A Deep-Seated Lust for Empire and Riches": Sallust's Epistula Mithridatis
  2. pp. 17-35
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  1. 2. "Their Whole Population Has the Spirit of Wolves": Pompeius Trogus' Speech of Mithridates
  2. pp. 37-58
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  1. Part II: Hannibal and Carthage
  2. pp. 58-59
  1. 3. "He Considered It to Be in No Way Worthy to Contemplate the Hope of Living Defeated": Polybius' Speeches of Hannibal
  2. pp. 61-81
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  1. 4. "Nothing at All Has Been Left to Us, Except That Which We Defend with Arms": Livy's Hannibal
  2. pp. 83-116
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  1. Part III: Boudica and Britain
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. 5. "Men Might Live and Be Slaves": Tacitus' Speech of Boudica
  2. pp. 119-139
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  1. 6. "Slaves to a Bad Lyre-Player": Cassius Dio's Speech of Boudica
  2. pp. 141-161
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  1. 7. Conclusions
  2. pp. 163-175
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  1. Appendix: Texts and Translations of the Speeches Examined at Length
  2. pp. 177-209
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-245
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 247-263
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-269
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292729919
Print ISBN
9780292726284
MARC Record
OCLC
741747783
Pages
283
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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