Florus

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Florus, the author of ‘Epitome of Roman History’, was reportedly born in Africa and lived in Rome during Hadrian’s time. He wrote in a concise and pointed rhetorical style, providing a summary of Roman history and wars in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals, from the Founding of Rome to Augustus’ reign. A collection of short poems ascribed to a ‘Florus’ also survives from antiquity, though whether it was the same person as the ‘Epitome’ remains uncertain. Both texts are provided in this edition of ‘Florus’. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Florus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

Description

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Florus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Florus, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the texts
* Includes translations by E. S. Forster and J. Wight Duff, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library editions of Florus
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Florus’ rare poetry, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies

CONTENTS:

The Translations
EPITOME OF ROMAN HISTORY
THE POEMS

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

The Dual Texts
DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTS

The Biographies
INTRODUCTION TO FLORUS, AUTHOR OF THE EPITOME by E. S. Forster
INTRODUCTION TO FLORUS, THE POET by J. Wight Duff

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