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Betty Radice
Birth date: January 03, 1912
Died: January 01, 1985
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, what better book to read when you are in the Netherlands than Erasmus' tributed to stupidity. Okay, I'm sure he is not being serious, though it is difficult to tell at times, particularly when he suggests that by being an idiot one does become healthy, wealthy (but not necessarily wise – actua...
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Nyx Book Reviews rated it 7 years ago
Praise of Folly was written by Erasmus when he was ill for a few days. It got a bit tweaked and published, even though Erasmus himself thought it wasn't very good.Yet Praise of Folly sparked a literary revolution with its commentary on medieval values and more modern view of society. The whole novel...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it 7 years ago
This is the fifth book by an ancient historian that I have read. Livy doesn't have the story telling ability of Herodotus, the commitment to historical insight that Tacitus and Thucyides had, nor the gift for gossip of Suetonius. The book is quite long and bogs down a lot. Having said that, some ...
janeg rated it 8 years ago
Hannibal or scipio?
janeg rated it 8 years ago
This 'History of Rome' is proving to be much more entertaining than I expected. It reads much more like an exciting storybook than 'history'. The recurrent themes from two millennia ago are still relevant to this day, and the speeches Livy quotes are compelling and eloquent. The continuous strife, e...
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