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Livy

Titus Livius

Livy

book XXI, with introduction, notes & c.

by Titus Livius

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Published by Blackie in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesAb urbe condita liber XXI.
Statementby George G. Loane.
SeriesBlackie"s illustrated Latin series
ContributionsLoane, George Green, 1856-1945.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18887282M

Of his material on early Rome he said "The traditions of what happened prior to the foundation of the City or whilst it was being built, are more fitted to adorn the creations of the poet than the authentic records of the historian. For example, one text on Western civilization pronounces: "Livy was the prose counterpart of Vergil ," as both have been standard in the study of Golden Age Latin literature. It must have been during this period, if not before, that manuscripts began to be lost without replacement. He may have started adult life as a teacher of rhetoric in his native town, and there is some evidence that he also wrote works on philosophy, which have not survived, but soon he conceived a project for a large-scale history of Rome. He is first heard of in Rome after Octavian later known as the emperor Augustus had restored stability and peace to the empire by his decisive naval victory at Actium in 31 bc. In 31, Caesar's adopted son Octavian was victorious, and many people had a feeling that now, after eighteen years of fratricide, the situation in Italy would normalize.

These variations may have occurred through scribal error or scribal license. It is significant that another historian, the Greek Dionysius of Halicarnassuswho was to cover much the same ground as Livy, settled in Rome in 30 bc. In addition the Pontifex Maximus kept the Annales Maximi yearly events on display in his house, the censors kept the Commentarii Censorum, the praetors kept their own records, the Commentarii Pontificum and Libri Augurales were available as well as all the laws on stone or brass; the fasti list of magistrates and the Libri Linteihistorical records kept in the temple of Juno Moneta. In another manuscript the birth is in

Life[ edit ] Livy was born in Patavium in northern Italynow modern Padua. His family apparently did not belong to the senatorial class, however distinguished it may have been in Patavium itself, and Livy does not seem to have embarked on a political or forensic profession. This is quite helpful to the reader. But although he had fought successfully against the Carthaginians in several battles, the Senate did not send him a successor.


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Foster and others 14 vols. The Roman philosopher Seneca tells that when Livy was a young man, he wrote philosophical essays. It is full of surprises, at least to those who are novices when it comes to the subject of history.

All of these rumors were later found to be unsubstantiated. Pollio then attempted to bribe the slaves of those wealthy citizens to expose the whereabouts of their masters; his bribery did not work, and the citizens instead pledged their allegiance to the Senate.

Titus Livius, pre-eminently famous for eloquence and truthfulness, extolled Cneius Pompeius in such a panegyric that Augustus called him Pompeianus, and yet this was no obstacle to their friendship. The Rutulians were beaten: the victorious Aborigines and Trojans lost their leader Latinus.

Although he was bound by an oath to return to Carthage if he did not obtain the exchange, he advised the Senate against both proposals. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system. He may have started adult life as a teacher of rhetoric in his native town, and there is some evidence that he also wrote works on philosophy, which have not survived, but soon he conceived a project for a large-scale history of Rome.

Livy, Periochae 16

At its completion, Ab urbe condita was an enormous work in no less than books. In 31, Caesar's adopted son Octavian was victorious, and many people had a feeling that now, after eighteen years of fratricide, the situation in Italy would normalize.

There is no question about it: Rome was founded by creative, and aggressive people. When he returned to imprisonment, he was executed by the Carthaginians. Laurentius Valla published an amended text initiating the field of Livy scholarship.

Soon after his arrival in Rome he became acquainted with Augustus and remained on friendly terms with the Emperor and his family thereafter, but there is no sign that he depended on imperial patronage for his livelihood, as Horace and Virgil depended on the patronage of Maecenas.

So far as it can be reconstructed, the shape of the history is as follows books 11—20 and 46— have been lost : Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. That Livy was born in Patavium modern Padua is clear from his own work. Cambridge, Mass.

This page was created in ; last modified on 4 May As a result, standard information in a standard rendition is used, which gives the impression of a standard set of dates for Livy. Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work. The historian Pollio mocked Livy's Patavian accent.

He lacks irony and humor. Unfortunately we cannot judge how he dealt with the history of his own times, for which he must have had to do most of the research himself, as the Periochae of the last 20 books are more than usually brief and uninformative.

Augustus was considered by later Romans to have been the greatest Roman emperor, benefiting Livy's reputation long after his death.

Pliny the Younger reported that Livy's celebrity was so widespread, a man from Cadiz travelled to Rome and back for the sole purpose of meeting him.

Being conquered, they surrendered. By now, he was in his early thirties. Patavium, a rich city, famous for its strict moralssuffered severely in the Civil Wars of the 40s. But he never became closely involved with the literary world of Rome—the poets HoraceVirgiland Ovidas well as the patron of the arts, Maecenas, and others.

Until Livy's death, he wrote on his History of Rome from its foundation. Another account of earlier Roman historians with some discussion of Hellenistic Historiography is in M.Jul 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Hannibal's War book by Livy. Hannibal, one of the most compelling personalities of the ancient world, inflicted a tremendous defeat on the Romans at Cannae in BC.

Recommended in Laura Free shipping over $/5(5). Livy had employed forty-five books in the history of six centuries; but so many, so various, and so interesting were the events, which he had before him for selection, Edition: current; Page: [ix] in the latter period of the Republic, that it took him above double that number to relate the occurrences of little more than an hundred and twenty.

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About The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the first five books of Livy’s monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to Rome’s recovery after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.C.

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