This prosperous region would produce many of the great roman authors, including catullus. It also includes the prologus preface to nepos biographies of foreign commanders. He is not known to have been involved in politics, and he seems to have lived a quiet, scholarly life. He was a correspondent and friend of cicero and atticus, and he was the friend or patron to whom catullus dedicated his poems nepos came, like catullus, from cisalpine gaul northern italy.
Nepos here admires the theban orator who could outspeak any athenian. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The book of nepos is a lost 3rd century christian text written by an egyptian bishop nepos, which advocated for a strictly literal interpretation of the bible against allegorical readings. This work was reproduced from the original artifact. Even today hannibals brilliant, if ultimately unsuccessful, campaign against rome during the second punic war 218202 bc make him one of historys most celebrated military leaders. Eusebius places him in the fourth year of the reign of augustus, which is supposed to be when he began to attract critical acclaim. Nepos straightforward style and his preference for common vocabulary make life of hannibal accessible for those who are just beginning to read continuous. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. I do not doubt that there will be many, 1 atticus, who will think this kind of writing 2 trifling in its nature, and not sufficiently adapted to the characters of eminent men, when they shall find it related who taught epaminondas music, or see it numbered among his accomplishments, that he danced gracefully, and played. Nepos s cisalpine birth is attested by ausonius, and pliny the elder calls him padi accola a dweller on the river po, naturalis historia iii. Nepos offers a surprisingly balanced portrayal of a man that most roman authors vilified as the most monstrous foe that rome had ever faced. A wikipedia article about this author is available nepos, cornelius.
Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The life of alcibiades audiobook by cornelius nepos. Although the prologus is not essential for understanding the life of hannibal, it does provide valuable insight into nepos reasons for writing biography, his intended audience, and how nepos understood the. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. John edmund barss kessinger publishing nepos, cornelius nepos, cornelius, barss, john edmund nepos.
For many centuries, nepos s collection of biographical sketches was considered an. Hide browse bar your current position in the text is marked in blue. There is also a surviving and possibly abridged biography of epaminondas by the roman author cornelius nepos from the first century bc which, in the absence of plutarchs, becomes a major source for epaminondass life. This book is from the library of wellknown author francis marion crawford 18541909, the son of the american. Prologus nepos introduces his collection of biographies of famous generals. Lives, one is immediately struck by their straightforward style. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position. Accessible book, biography, classical biography, early works to. This included especially a literal reading of the book of revelation, a minority position at the time.
Most of his writings, which included poems, moral examples from history, a chronological sketch of general history, a geographical work, lives of cato the. Although most of nepos works have been lost, we are fortunate to have his biography of hannibal. He shows a fondness for antithesis, alliteration e. When reading nepos lives, one is immediately struck by their straightforward style. Published by stutgardiae, typographia societatis wuerttembergicae, 1820. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. His more complex sentences unfold in regular patterns, and he pays studious attention to signaling the circumstances in which action takes place and the connection of one thought to the next. My fully illustrated and annotated translation of cornelius nepos s lives of the great commanders was published on september 20, 2019. Timoleon stands through time as a model citizen and leader who, in his old age, became blind just like true justice. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally im. Delphi complete works of cornelius nepos illustrated by. Cornelius nepos, the book on the great generals of foreign. Cornelius nepos large print edition this book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
He was ready and willing to do right by his homeland of corinth, even when it meant betraying his own brother, the dictator. Cornelius nepos greatly admired timoleon, a man of wisdom and patience who knew evil when he saw it. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of. Epaminondas was known better for his way with words than his way with a sword. With three stunning victories, hannibal humbled rome and nearly shattered its empire. This site contains a latin text, notes, vocabulary, and media for cornelius nepos life of hannibal.
He was friends with some of the distinguished literary minds of his time. The illustrated, annotated translation of cornelius nepos. Cornelius nepos twenty lives by barss, john edmund ed and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Cornelius nepos was born in cisalpine gaul but lived in rome and was a friend of cicero, atticus, and catullus. The vocative signals that the work is dedicated to. He was a friend of catullus, who dedicates his poems to him i. The life of epaminondas audiobook by cornelius nepos. Nepotis, cornelii cornelius nepos augustinus van staveren.
For a man who devoted such energy to chronicling the exploits of famous men, cornelius nepos left behind few clues about his own life. Cornelius nepos lives of miltiades and epaminondas book. Publishers summary epaminondas was known better for his way with words than his way with a sword. Scimus enim musicen nostris moribus abesse a principis persona, saltare vero etiam in vitiis poni. Written by cornelius nepos, audiobook narrated by andrea giordani. Cornelius nepos, epaminondas albert fleckeisen, ed. This work is in the public domain in the united states of america. I do not doubt that there will be a great many people fore.
It is available in paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and kindle editions. Nepos was likely born within a decade of 100 bc in cisalpine gaul, the district of northern italy bounded to the north by the alps and to the south by the rubicon river. Ad hanc corporis firmitatem plura etiam animi bona accesserant. Nepos syntax is, for the most part, clear and uncomplicated. Epaminondas, hannibal, cato paperback march 6, 2012 by cornelius nepos author see all 10 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Cornelius nepos, excerpt from the book of latin historians. He used his wits on the battlefield to lead armies and took the honor of himself and his men most seriously. Shop for cornelius nepos essays on law books in law books. Cum autem exprimere imaginem consuetudinis atque vitae velimus epaminondae, nihil videmur debere praetermittere 4 quod pertineat ad eam declarandam. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.93 1325 1495 1241 1221 751 922 529 642 407 293 1282 1107 983 247 241 632 579 223 291 1216 361 1436 204 1450 875 1338 579 82 492 61 1110 484 296 1301 707 749 206 359 686 1458