By Theodor Mommsen
One megastar out of necessity. Mommsen by no means might have sought after this fabric to determine the sunshine of day. This ebook is abstracted and redacted from classification notes of scholars taking a process his at the the historical past of the Roman Empire!! Mommsen particularly declined to write down a publication at the Roman Empire. He wrote vols. 1-3 and vol. five of what he referred to as "Roman History." vol. four was once so synthetic and Mommsen's identify connected to it truly is an insult to at least one of the best if now not the best historian of his time. It additionally presents the reader with totally no info that's not much better lined in different places.
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His first attempts at German poetry, too, were classically inspired epigrams, unaffected by the romanticism that had been fashionable for a generation. Mommsen’s fluency in Latin was reinforced by another effect of his upbringing in Schleswig-Holstein: Latin was no more artificial as a learned language than High German. His parents spoke dialect at home (cf. II, 176), and a sense of local tradition was strong in the family. As elsewhere in Scandinavia, this was an area where family names had only replaced patronymics in the eighteenth century (in the case of the Mommsens, the names had been alternately ‘Momme’ and ‘Jens’): if the historian was usually called ‘Jens’ by his family, this was because it had been traditional in the family, and did not imply any rejection of the Christian symbolism of the name ‘Theodor’.
Greek terms, sometimes given in Greek, sometimes in Latin script in the original, have been Latinized. The anonymous Wickert manuscript [AW, see p. 21, no. 10], a parallel set of lecture notes, provided a welcome cross-reference; my thanks are due to the owner’s generosity in letting me use it. This text contains fewer errors, and is superior in style, but considerably shorter. The textual comparison below should serve to illustrate this. [AW. 37] The earlier judicial system recognized no appeals, only cassation.
170 The following letter, now in the Introduction 29 East Berlin State Library, shows the nature of Kurt’s later relationship with Mommsen: Berlin W. , and that you would prefer me not to call for you. Would you please be so kind as to be at the premises of Noack the court photographer, 45 Unter den Linden, 3rd floor (the second building from the Friedrichstrasse direction) at ten o’clock on Tuesday? I shall be there half an hour earlier and make all the necessary arrangements to ensure the minimum inconvenience to yourself.
A History of Rome under the Emperors by Theodor Mommsen