Rome And Italy: Books Vi-x Of The History Of Rome From Its Foundation

Paperback | August 26, 1982

byTitus LivyTranslated byBetty RadiceNotes byBetty Radice

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Books VI-X of Livy's monumental work trace Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 BC to its emergence, in a matter of decades, as the premier power in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 BC. In this fascinating history, events are described not simply in terms of partisan politics, but through colourful portraits that bring the strengths, weaknesses and motives of leading figures such as the noble statesman Camillus and the corrupt Manlius vividly to life. While Rome's greatest chronicler intended his history to be a memorial to former glory, he also had more didactic aims—hoping that readers of his account could learn from the past ills and virtues of the city.

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Books VI-X of Livy's monumental work trace Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 BC to its emergence, in a matter of decades, as the premier power in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 BC. In this fascinating history, events are described not simply in terms of partisan politics, ...

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Books VI to X cover a dramatic century —from Rome’s apparent collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 B.C. to its emergence as the premier power in Italy in 293 B.C.

Titus Livius (59 BC-AD 17) began working on his History of Rome at the age of 30 and continued for over 40 years until his death. The history ran to 142 books, of which 35 survive.Betty Radice (1912-1985) read classics at Oxford, then married and, in the intervals of bringing up a family, tutored in classics, philosophy and English. Sh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.9 inPublished:August 26, 1982Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140443886

ISBN - 13:9780140443882

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Table of Contents

Rome and Italy - Livy Translated and Annotated by Betty Radice with an Introduction by R. M. Ogilvie

Translator's Preface
Introduction
Select Bibliography
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Maps:
1. Rome
2. Central Italy
3. Western Central Italy
4. The Valley of the Caudine Forks
Index