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Livy: Ab Urbe Condita Book Vi

byLivyEditorChristina Shuttleworth Kraus

Paperback | January 27, 1995

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Book VI of Livy's history of Rome covers the period from 390 to 367 BC, a period during which the city, while recovering from being sacked by the Gauls, faced serious civil disturbance, the resolution of which fundamentally changed the structure of Roman society. This edition considers the historical text from a literary and historiographical perspective. The Commentary contains a detailed analysis of Livy's narrative style and structure, while the Introduction situates his work in the ancient historiographical tradition.
Very little is known about the life of Livy (Titus Livius) other than that he was born in Patavium (modern-day Padua) and lived most of his life in Rome. It is clear from his writings that he was familiar with ancient Greek and Latin literature and was, in fact, influenced by Cicero. Although Livy produced several works on philosophy a...
Title:Livy: Ab Urbe Condita Book ViFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.83 inPublished:January 27, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521422388

ISBN - 13:9780521422383


Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Livy: life and works; 2. Livian historiography; 3. Language and style; 4. Ab urbe condita VI; TITI LIVI AB VRBE CONDITA LIBER SEXTVS; Commentary.