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Livy

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ISBN-10: 0862922968

ISBN-13: 9780862922962

Edition: N/A

Authors: H. E. Gould, Livy, J. L. Whiteley

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Part I of Livy's great history of Rome covering the 'mythical' period from the arrival of Aeneas in Italy, including the founding of Alba Longa and Rome, and the prioed of Kingship up to the banishment of the Tarquins and election of the first consuls. This edition with its annotation, vocabulary and introduction, aims to elucidate essential points of content but, more importantly, to provide all the linguistic tools needed for the student to read the text with comparative ease.
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Book details

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 6/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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,…