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The Early History of Rome

Books I-V of The History of Rome From Its Foundations
Livy (Book - 2002 )
The Early History of Rome
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'I hope my passion for Rome's past has not impaired my judgement; for I do honestly believe that no country has ever been greater or purer than ours or richer or in good citizens or noble deeds.'In Livy's epic history of Rome he unashamedly praised his country's virtues and urged against its excesses, in order to keep it great. He dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome.With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination Livy (c. 59 BC - AD 17) brings alive the great characters and scenes from Rome's past, beginning with the foundation of Rome, through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to the recovery of the Gallic invasion of the fourth century BC. He also vividly represents familiar legends and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus.
Authors: Livy
Title: The early history of Rome
books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundations
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2002
Characteristics: vii, 487 p. :,maps ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: translated by Audrey de Sélincourt ; with an introduction by R.M. Ogilvie ; and a preface and additional material by S.P. Oakley
Notes: "This translation first published in 1960"--T.p. verso
Additional Contributors: De Sélincourt, Aubrey - 1894-1962
Ogilvie, R. M. - 1932-1981 - (Robert Maxwell),
Oakley, S. P. - (Stephen P.)
ISBN: 0140448098
9780140448092
Branch Call Number: 937.01 L788e 2002
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Rome History Kings, 753-510 B.C Rome History Republic, 510-265 B.C Rome History To 510 B.C
LCCN: 2002514170
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Comment by: Multcolib_Research May 23, 2013

Also called the Rise of Rome. Livy's only extant work is part of his history of Rome from the foundation of the city to 9 BC. In splendid style Livy, a man of wide sympathies and proud of Rome's past, presented an uncritical but clear and living narrative of the rise of Rome to greatness. (17 A.D.?)


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Also called the Rise of Rome. Livy's only extant work is part of his history of Rome from the foundation of the city to 9 BC. In splendid style Livy, a man of wide sympathies and proud of Rome's past, presented an uncritical but clear and living narrative of the rise of Rome to greatness. (17 A.D.?)

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