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Rome and Italy : books VI-X of The History of Rome from its foundation

Author: Livy; Betty Radice
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1982.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Livy; Betty Radice
ISBN: 0140443886 9780140443882
Language Note: Translation of: Ab urbe condita.
OCLC Number: 9048515
Notes: Translation of books 6-10 of: Ab urbe condita.
Description: 376 pages : maps ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Ab urbe condita.
Responsibility: Livy ; translated and annotated by Betty Radice ; with an introduction by R.M. Ogilvie.

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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."--From back cover.
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