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Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome
     

Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome

by Gary B. Miles
 
Drawing on a range of critical approaches, Miles considers Livy's stance as a historian, the ways in which he reworked his sources, and his interpretation of such historical phenomena as recurrence, continuity, and change.

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Drawing on a range of critical approaches, Miles considers Livy's stance as a historian, the ways in which he reworked his sources, and his interpretation of such historical phenomena as recurrence, continuity, and change.

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"A brilliant and convincing analysis. This lucid study . . . takes its place beside other basic works. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

"Miles's book is well informed by an excellent knowledge of Roman culture and literature for the period ca. 60–20 B.C."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"A very important work. Miles goes further than his predecessors, giving us a Livy who is not merely in control of the structure of his history as a whole and of its individual episodes, but one who demonstrates originality as a thinker and interpreter."—Judith Ginsburg, Cornell University

"In this challenging book Miles argues that Livy's picture of early Rome is a reflection of the ideals, tensions, and concerns of his own day. Rome coped with changes by casting them as continuities with the past; Livy in his idiosyncratic reinterpretation sees the contradictions, ambiguities, and positive lessons in those continuities."—T. James Luce, Jr., Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801430602
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
1/6/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.88(d)

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