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Theodor Mommsen

The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5)

The classical historian Theodor Mommsen (1817–1903) published his monumental History of Rome between 1854 and 1856. His work was received with widespread acclaim by the scholarly community and the reading public. In 1902 Mommsen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and acclaimed as 'the greatest living master of the art of historical writing'.
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    Иринаhas quoted6 years ago
    so in the Greek mythology the person is predominant, in the Roman the idea, in the former freedom, in the latter necessity
    Иринаhas quoted6 years ago
    The great problem of man—how to live in conscious harmony with himself, with his neighbour, and with the whole to which he belongs—admits of as many solutions as there are provinces in our Father's kingdom; and it is in this, and not in the material sphere, that individuals and nations display their divergences of character.
    Иринаhas quoted6 years ago
    the comparison of languages, when conducted with accuracy and caution, may give us an approximate idea of the degree of culture which the people had reached when these separations took place, and so furnish us with the beginnings of history, which is nothing but the development of civilization.

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