Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10 (Oxford World's Classics)

Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10 (Oxford World's Classics) by Livy, J. C. Yardley, Dexter Hoyos 019956485X 9780199564859
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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.

Here is a superb new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livys monumental history of Rome, covering the period when Rome, in a series of ever greater wars, imposed mastery over virtually the entire Italian peninsula.

Livy paints vivid portraits of all the notable figures, such as young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Romes first major highway, the Appian Way. Livys blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a key moment in the rise of Rome, and the one complete account we have, as the city passes from the mists of legend into the light of history.

J. C. Yardleys translation gives a vivid sense of the energy, variety, and literary skill of Livys great work. Dexter Hoyoss Introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography and deftly explains why this period was so critical an era for the rise of Rome. The most up-to-date edition, drawing on the latest scholarship, this major work of Roman literature and history includes comprehensive notes that clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology, a detailed glossary of Roman technical terms, an appendix on the Roman legion of the time, and two maps.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Author: Livy, J. C. Yardley, Dexter Hoyos

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 448

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2013-03-14


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