The Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books Thirty-One to Forty

The Dawn of the Roman Empire: Books Thirty-One to Forty

by Livy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199555680

ISBN-13: 9780199555680

Pub. Date: 10/04/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"With a single announcement from a herald, all the cities of Greece and Asia had been set free; only an intrepid soul could formulate such an ambitious project, only phenomenal valour and fortune bring it to fruition."
Thus Livy describes the reaction to the Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus' proclamation of the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games

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"With a single announcement from a herald, all the cities of Greece and Asia had been set free; only an intrepid soul could formulate such an ambitious project, only phenomenal valour and fortune bring it to fruition."
Thus Livy describes the reaction to the Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus' proclamation of the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later Greece was annexed as a province of the Romans who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground.
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.
This is the only unabridged English translation of Books 31 to 40.

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ISBN-13:
9780199555680
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/04/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
622,179
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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