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Rome's Mediterranean Empire

Books 41-45 and the Periochae

Livy
Translated by Jane D. Chaplin

August 2009

ISBN: 9780199556021

432 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £12.99

The Third Macedonian War ended the kingdom created by Philip II and Alexander the Great and was a crucial step in Rome's dominance of the Mediterranean. Livy's narrative is also a moral study of the individuals involved. This edition includes the Periochae, later summaries of Livy's original 142-book history.

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The Third Macedonian War ended the kingdom created by Philip II and Alexander the Great and was a crucial step in Rome's dominance of the Mediterranean. Livy's narrative is also a moral study of the individuals involved. This edition includes the Periochae, later summaries of Livy's original 142-book history.

  • This is the first complete English translation of Books 41-45 of Livy's famous history of Rome in fifty years. It is the only paperback edition to include the Periochae, the summaries of Livy's entire 142 books, previously available in English only in Loeb's hardcover series.
  • These five books tell the story of Rome's last major war with Macedon and they have the special attraction of illustrating, in compact form, Livy's moral vision at the heart of his account of the Romans' past.
  • The excellent introduction considers the place of Livy's work in ancient historical writing, his sources and the historical background, the structure of these five books and their content.
  • Explanatory Notes draw attention to historical and literary questions and points of interest; there is a glossary of technical terms, a summary of events, an index, and four maps.

About the Author(s)

Livy

Translated by Jane D. Chaplin, Associate Professor of Classics at Middlebury College,Vermont