Romes Italian Wars: Books 6-10

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'People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe.'So Livy characterizes Papirius Cursor, one of Rome's famous generals in the fourth century BC. In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula in a series ofever greater wars. Along with Papirius, Livy paints vivid portraits of other notable figures, such as Camillus, who rescued the city from its Gallic captors in 390, young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, theAppian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a critical era for the rise of Rome, and Books 6 to 10 of his work are the one complete account we have, as the city passes from myth and legend into the increasing light of reliable history.John Yardley's fluent translation is accompanied by an introduction and notes that set Livy in the context of Roman historiography.

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'People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe.'So Livy characterizes Papirius Cursor, one of Rome's famous generals in the fourth century BC. In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic dis...

J. C. Yardley has translated Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire and Hannibal's War for Oxford World's Classics, as well as Tacitus' Annals. He has translated Quintus Curtius' History of Alexander for Penguin (1984). Dexter Hoyos wrote the introduction and notes to accompany J. C. Yardley's translation of Livy's Hannibal's War for Oxf...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:April 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019956485X

ISBN - 13:9780199564859

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