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Published: 14 March 2013

448 Pages | 2 maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199564859

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Rome's Italian Wars

Books 6-10

J. C. Yardley and Dexter Hoyos

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livy's monumental history of Rome, in which Rome recovers from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula.
  • Comprehensive notes clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology.

New to this Edition:

  • The most up-to-date edition drawing on the latest scholarship to illuminate this unique document in Roman literature and history.
  • John Yardley's translation gives a vivid sense of the energy, variety, and literary skill of Livy's great work.
  • Dexter Hoyos's introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography and discusses the sources that he used and their strengths and limitations. It deftly sets out the structure of the work and explains why the fourth century BC was so critical an era for the rise of Rome.
  • Detailed glossary explains Roman technical terms.
  • Appendix analyses Livy's invaluable, but in places flawed, description of how the Roman legion of the time was organized.
  • Two maps clarify the regions and peoples of Italy mentioned in the text.