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The Dawn of the Roman Empire


Books 31-40

Translated by J. C. Yardley and with introduction and notes by Waldemar Heckel

30 July 2009

ISBN: 9780199555680

656 pages

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £12.99


Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East in the opening decades of the second century BC; they are our most important source for Graeco-Roman relations in that century. Livy's dramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain and against the Gallic tribes of Northern Italy; the flight of Hannibal from Carthage and his death in the East; the debate on the Oppian law; and the Bacchanalian Episode.

  • New translation from the most up-to-date text available of Livy's all-encompassing history of Rome.

About the Author(s)


Translated by J. C. Yardley, Professor of Classics, University of Ottawa, and with introduction and notes by Waldemar Heckel, Professor of Ancient History, University of Calgary


"Altogether [Yardley and Heckel] have combined their efforts to produce an exemplary volume which, as the only modern unabridged English translation of Livy 31-40, will do much to promote a renewed interest in this decade of Livy among both students and scholars." - John Jacobs, Bryn Mawr Classical Review