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The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics)by Livy
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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.
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.
"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
THE EARLY HISTORY OF ROME
Rome under the Kings
The Beginnings of the Republic
The Patricians at Bay
War and Politics
The Capture of Rome
Maps: Latium; Rome
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