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Description - The Rise of Rome by Livy

`the fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods' Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state - these and many more are stories which, immortalised by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. The historian's huge work, written between 20 BC and AD 17, ran to 12 books, beginning with Rome's founding in 753 BC and coming down to Livy's own lifetime (9 BC). Books 1-5 cover the period from Rome's beginnings to her first great foreign conquest, the capture of the Etruscan city of Veii and, a few years later, to her first major defeat, the sack of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199540044
ISBN-10: 0199540047
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Livy

T. J. Luce is Kennedy Professor of Latin Emeritus at Princeton University.

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