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Loeb Classical Library #212: Attic Nights: Volume III. Books 14-20

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Aulus Gellius (ca. 123–170 CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae, 'Attic Nights', so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant) interesting notes covering philosophy, history, biography, all sorts of antiquities, points of law, literary criticism, and lexicographic matters, explanations of old words and questions of grammar. The work is valuable because of its many excerpts from other authors whose works are lost; and because of its evidence for people's manners and occupations. Some at least of the dramatic settings may be genuine occasions.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Attic Nights is in three volumes.

Synopsis:

Aulus Gellius (c. 123-170 CE) offers in Attic Nights (Gellius began to write these pieces during stays in Athens) a collection of short chapters about notable events, words and questions of literary style, lives of historical figures, legal points, and philosophical issues that served as instructive light reading for cultivated Romans.

Table of Contents

Attic Nights

Chapter Headings

Book XIV

Book XV

Book XVI

Book XVII

Book XVIII

Book XIX

Book XX

Index Of Names

Greek Index Of Names

Index Of Subjects

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674992344
Translator:
Rolfe, John C.
Author:
Rolfe, John C.
Translator:
Rolfe, J. C.
Author:
Rolfe, J. C.
Author:
Gellius
Author:
Gellius, Aulus
Author:
Aulus Gellius, Gellius
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics-General
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
January 1927
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Indexes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 oz

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