A Commentary on Livy Books 41-45 by John Briscoe

A Commentary on Livy Books 41-45

byJohn Briscoe

Hardcover | October 6, 2012

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Livy's History of Rome covers the city's foundation to 9 BC in 142 Books of which only 1-10 and 21-45 survive. This is the fourth and final volume of John Briscoe's commentary on the last fifteen surviving Books of Livy. Books 41-45 cover the years 178-167 BC and deal with the Third MacedonianWar which lasted from 171-168 BC, and resulted, as had been the senate's intention, in the destruction of the Macedonian monarchy. Livy's text depends on a single manuscript of late antiquity, which is not only considered as highly corrupt but has also suffered substantial physical losses.The volume's introduction contains a discussion of the causes of and events leading to the outbreak of war, as well as sections on Livy's sources, the text, chronology, and Roman legions in service during the period. Briscoe's final commentary also looks in detail at the historical, textual,linguistic, and stylistic matters of Livy's narrative and eschews the narratological approach of much recent work on Livy.

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John Briscoe is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

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Title:A Commentary on Livy Books 41-45Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:October 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199216649

ISBN - 13:9780199216642

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Table of Contents

AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Sources2. Text3. The Outbreak of the Third Macedonian War4. Chronology5. Roman LegionsCommentaryBook 41Book 42Book 43Book 44Book 45Appendices1. Tenses of the subjunctive in oratio obliqua2. Proconsuls and propraetors3. The peregrine praetorAddendaIndexes1. General2. Language and style3. Authors and passages4. Latin5. Greek