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Ab Urbe Condita

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ISBN-10: 0198146612

ISBN-13: 9780198146612

Edition: 2nd 1974 (Revised)

Authors: Livy, Robert Maxwell Ogilvy

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List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/1974
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.64" wide x 5.12" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 0.990

Very little is known about the life of Livy (Titus Livius) other than that he was born in Patavium (modern-day Padua) and lived most of his life in Rome. It is clear from his writings that he was familiar with ancient Greek and Latin literature and was, in fact, influenced by Cicero. Although Livy produced several works on philosophy and literary criticism, his masterpiece and life work of 40 years was his "History of Rome", which covers a vast sweep of Rome's history from its origins to Livy's own time. Of the original 142 books that made up the work, only 35 are extant---Books 1--10 and 20--45---which treat the years 753--293 b.c. and 218--167 b.c. Fragments of others, however, do remain,…