The Essays and Lays of Ancient Rome is one of the most famous epic poems of the Victorian era. A stirring teacher of Roman history accenting the virtues of courage, sacrifice, and determination, it has been required reading for British students for nearly a hundred years and is well known for its action, spirit, and daring adventure.AUTHOR BIO: Thomas Babington MacAulay (1800-1859) was an English historian and author born in Leicestershire and educated at Cambridge University. During his early career, he was a member of the Supreme Council of the East India Company, reformed the Indian educational system, and composed a legal code for the colony. On his return to England, Macaulay devoted himself to writing history, but returned to public office as secretary of war, paymaster of the forces, and a noted member of Parliament. MacAulay's works include The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.ESSAYS. HISTORY 1 To write history respectably a that is, to abbreviate despatches, and make extracts from ... Many scientific works are, in their kind, absolutely perfect. ... History, it has been said, is philosophy teaching by examples.
|Title||:||Miscellaneous Essays and Lays of Ancient Rome|
|Author||:||Thomas Babington Macaulay|
|Publisher||:||Cosimo, Inc. - 2005-05-15|