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Ronald Syme

Ronald Syme retired in 1970 as Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford. His Roman Papers were reviewed in this journal in January of this year.

Controversy abating and credulity curbed?

Ronald Syme, 4 September 1980

Erudite controversies serve a variety of purposes. On the lowest count they afford nutriment, unfailing even if meagre, to tired and traditional topics. Industry reaps easy reward since bibliographies abound. There is a further benefit if the evidence never offered prospects of a solution.

Syme’s Revolution

Hugh Lloyd-Jones, 24 January 1980

During the fifty years that have elapsed since the publication of the earliest of the essays collected in these volumes, there has been a revolution in the study of Roman history in which Ronald...

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