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Rome's Italian Wars

Books 6-10

Livy
J. C. Yardley and Dexter Hoyos

April 2013

ISBN: 9780199564859

448 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £12.99

In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula in a series of ever greater wars. Vivid portrayals of personalities, politics, warfare, and religion bring 4th-century Italy vividly alive in this new translation.

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In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula in a series of ever greater wars. Vivid portrayals of personalities, politics, warfare, and religion bring 4th-century Italy vividly alive in this new translation.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Comprehensive notes clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology.
  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Livy

J. C. Yardley, former Professor of Classics, University of Ottawa, and Dexter Hoyos, Honorary Associate Professor of Classics, University of Sydney

J. C. Yardley has translated Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire and Hannibal's War for Oxford World's Classics, as well as Tacitus' Annals. He has translated Quintus Curtius' History of Alexander for Penguin (1984).

Dexter Hoyos wrote the introduction and notes to accompany J. C. Yardley's translation of Livy's Hannibal's War for Oxford World's Classics. He has published widely on Latin teaching and aspects of Roman and Carthaginian history. His books include The Carthaginians (Routledge, 2010), and A Companion to the Punic Wars (Blackwell, 2011).