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History of Rome, books 21-30

by Titus Livius Livy, Livy

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If anyone is interested in bringing that greatest of ancient wars to life in their mind, then this is a must read. While Livy is not necessarily the greatest on technical accuracy he paints a vivid picture of the imminent danger of the situation and the apparent hopelessness of the Roman cause all the while he is fully aware that everyone knows the ultimate outcome. The personalities of all the principal actors are creatively explored to keep the reader engaged. Sometimes I wonder if those who write historical fiction should be required to read Titus Livius first because he certainly sets the bar high. That may not be a great statement about Livy as a historian but it is certainly high praise for his literary genius. Nonetheless, it is also pretty good history as long as you have taken an actual college course on the Roman Republic and/or have read some reputable sources on the Punic Wars. ( )
1 vote riskedom | Mar 21, 2015 |
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  buqu | Dec 17, 2014 |
Edition: // Descr: 174 p. : map (1) 19.5 cm. // Series: The Lake Classical Series Call No. { 878 L76 18 } Series Edited by Harold W. Johnston and Edward Capps Edited by Edward Ambrose Bechtel. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: 725 p. 19.5 cm. // Series: Call No. { 878 L76 2 Vol. II } Literally Translated with Notes by D. Spillan and Cyrus Edmonds. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
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de Sélincourt, AubreyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mueller, MauritsEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.

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Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.… (more)

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