The Roman Way Author:Edith Hamilton From the dust jacket: — Edith Hamilton shows us Rome through the eyes of the Romans. Plautus and Terrence, Cicero and Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Vergil, and Augustus come to life in their ambitions, their work, their loves and their hates. In them we see reflected a picture of Roman life very different from that fixed in our minds through schoolr... more »oom days--and far livelier.
The Roman Way makes vividly interesting the contrast between Roman and Greek culture. Moreover, it reveals how surprisingly similar Roman civilization was to that of modern America--in respects ranging from an interest in good roads and good plumbing, to the popular veneration of home and mother. Our heritage from Rome includes everything from moral laws to stock characters in the drama.
Skillful, witty, subtle in understanding, this book shows us what the Romans were like, how they lived, what they thought and accomplished. With the Greek Way and the present volume, Miss Hamilton proves herself one of our foremost interpreters of classic civilization.« less