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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

`the fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods'

Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state - these and many more are stories which, immortalized by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage.

The historian's huge work, written between 20 BC and AD 17, ran to 12 books, beginning with Rome's founding in 753 BC and coming down to Livy's own lifetime (9 BC). Books 1-5 cover the period from Rome's beginnings to her first great foreign conquest, the capture of the Etruscan city of Veii and, a few years later, to her first major defeat, the sack of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC.

Synopsis:

"Romulus and Remus", "The Rape of Lucretia", "Horatius at the Bridge", "The Saga of Coriolanus", "Cincinnatus Called From His Farm to Save the State" - these and many more are stories are included in this text (volumes 1-4 of 12 books).

Synopsis:

The first five books of Livy's history of early Rome recount the great stories and moments of Roman history. From Romulus and Remus, to the rape of Lucretia, to Horatius at the bridge, Livy's massive work immortalizes the events which both defined early Roman civilization and helped to shape our cultural heritage. This new annotated translation includes both maps and an index, making it the most complete and up-to-date edition available.

About the Author

T. J. Luce is Kennedy Professor of Latin Emeritus at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192822963
Subtitle:
Books One to Five
Editor:
Luce, T. James
Translator:
Luce, Jim
Editor:
Luce, T. James
Author:
null, T. J.
Author:
Livy, Titus Livius
Author:
Luce, T. J.
Translator:
Luce, Jim
Author:
Livy
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Classical Studies | Ancient History | Roman
Subject:
Rome History Kings, 753-510 B.C.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19990722
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.70x5.08x.70 in. .64 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Latin » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Classical

The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
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"Synopsis" by , "Romulus and Remus", "The Rape of Lucretia", "Horatius at the Bridge", "The Saga of Coriolanus", "Cincinnatus Called From His Farm to Save the State" - these and many more are stories are included in this text (volumes 1-4 of 12 books).
"Synopsis" by , The first five books of Livy's history of early Rome recount the great stories and moments of Roman history. From Romulus and Remus, to the rape of Lucretia, to Horatius at the bridge, Livy's massive work immortalizes the events which both defined early Roman civilization and helped to shape our cultural heritage. This new annotated translation includes both maps and an index, making it the most complete and up-to-date edition available.
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