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Livy #1: Livy: Book Iby H. Gould
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Livys first book covers the 'mythical' period of Rome, from the arrival of Aeneas in Italy, including the founding of Alba Longa and Rome, the lives of Romulus and Remus, and the period of Kingship up to the banishment of the last of the seven kings, Tarquinus Superbus and the election of the first consuls. The book opens with Livys important Preface which explains his rationale for writing this history.
This edition, with introduction, commentary notes and vocabulary by H.E. Gould and J.L. Whiteley, was first published in Macmillans Modern School Classics series. The introduction covers the life and work of Livy, his role as an historian, Livys writing, style, grammar and syntax, and the historical context of the period. The editions comprehensive annotation, vocabulary and introduction elucidates essential points of historical content as well as providing all the linguistic support needed to understand the text, including glosses of obscure words, explanations of difficult phrases and grammatical support. A translation of the Preface and maps of Latium and Rome of the Regal Period are also included.
Part I of Livy's great history of Rome covering the 'mythical' period from the arrival of Aeneas in Italy, including the founding of Alba Longa and Rome, and the prioed of Kingship up to the banishment of the Tarquins and election of the first consuls.
edition of the Latin text with English Introduction, Notes and Vocabulary.
Part I of Livy's great history of Rome covering the 'mythical' period from the arrival of Aeneas in Italy, including the founding of Alba Longa and Rome, and the prioed of Kingship up to the banishment of the Tarquins and election of the first consuls.This edition with its annotation, vocabulary and introduction, aims to elucidate essential points of content but, more importantly, to provide all the linguistic tools needed for the student to read the text with comparative ease.
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H.E. Gould and J.L. Whiteley were prolific editos of school editions of Latin
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