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Prof. Hendrickson re-attributes works long thought to be that of Varro to other, less famous authors of the Late Roman Republic.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-613-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 331
Publication Date: Sep 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 27
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-613-8
$36.00

Marcus Terentius Varro was one of the great academic minds of the late Roman Republic whose works spanned agriculture, history, and language. So great was his influence that the work and opinion of other authors came to be attributed to his hand, and his views were often retrojected upon earlier authors. In this essay, Prof. Hendrickson discusses other early intellectuals in Rome whose opinions are often lost under the shadow of Varro, providing a short overview of intellectual life in the Republic and re-attributing 'Varronian' passages to their rightful authors. Classicists with an interest in Republican literature will find this a useful companion to Rawson's Intellectual Life in the Late Roman Republic.

Marcus Terentius Varro was one of the great academic minds of the late Roman Republic whose works spanned agriculture, history, and language. So great was his influence that the work and opinion of other authors came to be attributed to his hand, and his views were often retrojected upon earlier authors. In this essay, Prof. Hendrickson discusses other early intellectuals in Rome whose opinions are often lost under the shadow of Varro, providing a short overview of intellectual life in the Republic and re-attributing 'Varronian' passages to their rightful authors. Classicists with an interest in Republican literature will find this a useful companion to Rawson's Intellectual Life in the Late Roman Republic.

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