"Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance."—Literary Review
"Celebrated in the Renaissance as the foremost stylist of Italian prose, Boccaccio has seldom met his match in English translation...Wayne Rebhorn’s fluid and dynamic rendition hits the mark on every page." —William J. Kennedy, Cornell University
"Dalby's book and his bibliography provide a superb introduction to the debate surrounding these poems."—Lisa Montanarelli, San Francisco Chronicle
In this informal history of Roman civilization, Edith Hamilton vividly depicts the Roman life and spirit as they are revealed in the greatest writers of the time.
The aim of this work is not a history of events but an account of the achievement and spirit of Greece.