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A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts….

  • By Michael Gilleland
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Giuseppe Giangrande, "Hesiod's Fragments," a review of R. Merkelbach and M.L. West, Fragmenta Hesiodea (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967), in Classical Review 20.2 (June, 1970) 151-156 (at 151-152): Merkelbach and West have succumbed to the occupational …
On , by Michael Gilleland, 335 words
Harmony and Discord
Sallust, Jugurtha 10.6 (tr. John C. Rolfe): For harmony makes small states great, while discord undermines the mightiest empires. nam concordia parvae res crescunt, discordia maxumae dilabuntur.
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An Epoch of Decadence?
Ronald Syme (1903-1989), Sallust (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1964 = Sather Classical Lectures, 33), pp. 16-17 (footnotes omitted): The fashion persists of condemning and deploring the last epoch of the Roman Republic. It was …
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