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(first published 1854)
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May 22, 2018 10001010001 rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
[Alle (außer Franz Joseph und Elisabeth):]
Alle Fragen sind gestellt
Und alle Phrasen eingeübt.
Wir sind die Letzten einer Welt,
Aus der es keinen Ausweg gibt.
[Everybody but Franz Joseph and Elisabeth]
All the questions have been asked
And all the phrases have been rehearsed
We are the last ones of a world
Which doesn't have a way out
Denn alle Sünden sind gewagt,
Die Tugenden sind einstudiert,
Und alle Flüche sind gesagt
Und alle Segen revidiert.
Because all the sins have been dared
The virtues have been reh
Mommsen carries a great integrative work forward with psychological insight. The period of chaos confronting the newly acquired Roman Empire is eerily familiar, with games of political and legal skullduggery and the downfall of the possibility of a Republic. I have read quite a few of the sources for this work, and the fine connection and threads of narrative are a wonderful experience. Beware, however, of the realities of the newly emerged German state at the time of Mommsen's work. You will no ...more
awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1902, for being "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing, with special reference to his monumental work, A History of Rome."
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