The Dedalus Book of Roman Decadence: Emperors of Debauchery

The Dedalus Book of Roman Decadence: Emperors of Debauchery

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Edited by Geoffrey Farrington, Translated by Brian O. Murdoch, Translated by Adrian Murdoch

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  • Publisher: DEDALUS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 199mm x 22mm | 245g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Cambs
  • ISBN 10: 187398216X
  • ISBN 13: 9781873982167
  • Sales rank: 885,342

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This volume collects the poetry and prose that served as the model and inspiration for so much of fin-de-siecle English and French writing, providing a vivid picture of sexual excess and debauchery in a cruel and violent society which has never ceased to fascinate the library and scholarly imagination of succeeding generations. The editor, novelist Geoffrey Farrington, provides a general introduction to the literary and political milieux of imperial Rome, and introductory notes to works by such authors as Ovid, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Juvenal.

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