The Early History of Rome

The Early History of Rome

Books I-V of The History of Rome From Its Foundations

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, [2002]
ISBN: 9780140448092
0140448098
Branch Call Number: 937.01 LIVY
Characteristics: 487 pages ; 20 cm.

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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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