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Ronald Syme (1) (1903–1989)

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Sir Ronald Syme was Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, 1929-49; Professor of Classical Philology, Istanbul, 1942-45; Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, 1949-70; Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, 1970-89.


Værker af Ronald Syme

The Roman Revolution (1939) 790 eksemplarer
Tacitus (1958) 79 eksemplarer
Sallust (1701) 66 eksemplarer
The Augustan Aristocracy (1987) 30 eksemplarer
Ammianus and the Historia Augusta (1968) 27 eksemplarer
Tacitus Vol. 2 [...] 12 eksemplarer
Ten Studies in Tacitus (1970) 12 eksemplarer
TACITUS VOLUME 1 12 eksemplarer
Anatolica : studies in Strabo (1995) 12 eksemplarer
Danubian papers 4 eksemplarer
Roman Papers: Volume 1 (v. 1 & 2) (1979) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Tiberius: A Study in Resentment (1939) — Forord, nogle udgaver37 eksemplarer
Essays on Roman Culture: The Todd Memorial Lectures (1974) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Augustus (Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World) (2009) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Oxford Readings in Tacitus (2012) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 73 (1969) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Pesado, académico pero genial.

La lección que me llevo? No te preocupes mucho por los calificativos y nombres que usan tus políticos para el régimen que manejan. Mirá un poco más y te darás cuenta que detrás de tus repúblicas y democracias hay siempre una oligarquía que lleva la batuta.

Y que una revolución es simplemente el cambio de una oligarquía por otra. No importa como quiera llamarse.
Pindarix | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jul 15, 2021 |
This book about Ancient Rome and its republic is a monumental work. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in Ancient Rome. A few more quotes from the book:
"When a Party has triumphed in violence and seized control of the State, it would be plain folly to regard the new government as a collection of amiable and virtuous characters. (509) The nobiles, by their ambition and their feuds, had not merely destroyed their spurious Republic: they had ruined the Roman people. (513) The Roman had once boasted that he alone enjoyed libertas while ruling others. It was now evident that obedience was the condition of empire—‘idemque huic urbi dominandi finis erit qui parendi fuerit.’. (Seneca, Dec clem. I, 4, 2.)" (517)… (mere)
Carlelis | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2020 |
A college text, I recall. A clear presentation of the ferment of the period preceding the Augustan Empire. Syme was using the material to advance the idea that Octavian was a man with a totalitarian bent, and program that he gradually shaped and implemented. I rather agree. though there has been two revisions since the original publication in 1939, the book is still to be found.
DinadansFriend | 13 andre anmeldelser | Aug 9, 2019 |
This book is a classic. It is true that Syme assumes knowledge but given that it was written in the1930s as fascism grew and that contemporary situation informs his writing he is forgiven for his assumption. I woould recommend this book to anyone with a desire to learn more of the chaotic, bloody, politically thrilling end of the republic
harefoot | 13 andre anmeldelser | Oct 16, 2014 |


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