The Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books 31-40 by Livy

The Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books 31-40

EditorLivy, Waldemar HeckelTranslated byJ. C. Yardley

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'With a single announcement from a herald, all the cities of Greece and Asia had been set free; only an intrepid soul could formulate such an ambitious project, only phenomenal valour and fortune bring it to fruition. (Livy, 33. 33) Thus Livy describes the reaction to the Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus' proclamation of the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later Greece was annexed as a province of the Romans who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground. Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East in the opening decades of the second century BC; they are our most important source for Graeco-Roman relations in that century. Livy'sdramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain and against the Gallic tribes of Northern Italy; the flight of Hannibal from Carthage and his death in the East; the debate on the Oppian law; and the Bacchanalian Episode. This is the only unabridged English translation of Books 31 to 40.

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J. C. Yardley is Professor of Classics at the University of Ottawa. Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary.
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Title:The Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books 31-40Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.1 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyA Chronology of EventsMapsThe Dawn of the Roman EmpireBook Thirty-oneBook Thirty-twoBook Thirty-threeBook Thirty-fourBook Thirty-fiveBook Thirty-sixBook Thirty-sevenBook Thirty-eightBook Thirty-nineBook FortyAppendix 1. List of Variations from the Teubner TextAppendix 2. Consuls (Censors) and Praetors 200-179 BCExplanatory NotesIndex of Personal NamesGeneral Index