Livy: His Historical Aims and Methods

Livy: His Historical Aims and Methods

by P. G. Walsh
     
 

Livy has been frequently underestimated as a writer. This study aims to explain Livy's aims and his historical and literary methods. It first sets the historian within his Augustan background and within the tradition of ancient historiography

then presents a detailed account of his religious and moral preocuupations, his use of sources and his Latinity

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Overview

Livy has been frequently underestimated as a writer. This study aims to explain Livy's aims and his historical and literary methods. It first sets the historian within his Augustan background and within the tradition of ancient historiography

then presents a detailed account of his religious and moral preocuupations, his use of sources and his Latinity

and finally examines the literary theories which underlie both narrative and speeches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521067294
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1961
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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