History of Rome, Volume X: Books 35-37

History of Rome, Volume X: Books 35-37

by Livy

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Overview

Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy’s history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome’s rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness.

Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decads, we have 1–10 and 21–45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43–45; 11–20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decad comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31–35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200–196) and its aftermath, and Books 36–40 cover the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus’ empire to extend and consolidate its mastery over the Hellenistic states. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674997158
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #301
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 984,188
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

J. C. Yardley is Professor of Classics, Emeritus, at the University of Ottawa.

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface

Introductory Note

History Of Rome

Book XXXV

Summary

Book XXXVI

Summary

Book XXXVII

Summary

Index Of Names

Maps

Northern Italy

Greece And Asia Minor

Asia Minor

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