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The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics)

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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. Livy vividly depicts the great characters, legends, and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 introduction, this highly regarded edition now boasts a new preface, examining the text in light of recent Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index.

Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction by Robert Ogilvie.

Synopsis:

The first five books of Livy's history of Rome record the city's foundations through the Republic to Rome's recovery after the Gallic invasion of the 4th century BC.

Synopsis:

"This translation first published in 1960"--T.p. verso.

About the Author

Titus Livius (59 B.C.-17 A.D.) began working on his history of Rome at the age of thirty and continued for more than forty years until his death. The history comprised 142 books, of which thirty-five survive.

Aubrey de Sélincourt (1896-1962) translated Livy, Heroditus, and Arrian for Penguin Classics.

Robert Ogilvie (1932-1981) taught classics and published widely on Roman writers, religion and history.

Stephen Oakley teaches classics at the University of Reading.

Table of Contents

Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with a New Preface by Stephen Oakley

Prefatory Note

Introduction

THE EARLY HISTORY OF ROME

Book One

Rome under the Kings

Book Two

The Beginnings of the Republic

Book Three

The Patricians at Bay

Book Four

War and Politics

Book Five

The Capture of Rome

Maps: Latium; Rome

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140448092
Translator:
De Selincourt, Aubrey
Introduction:
Oakley, Stephen
Translator:
De Selincourt, Aubrey
Author:
Livy, Titus
Author:
Selincourt, Aubrey de
Author:
De Selincourt, Aubrey
Author:
Oakley, Stephen
Author:
Livy
Author:
Ogilvie, Robert M.
Preface:
Oakley, Stephen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Rome History Republic, 510-265 B.C.
Subject:
Rome History Kings, 753-510 B.C.
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
107-597
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.77x5.11x.85 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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