The Early History of Rome

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Penguin Books Limited, 1960 - History - 487 pages
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Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years of history, from the founding of Rome (traditionally dated to 757 BC) to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC - an era which witnessed the reign of seven kings, the establishment of the Republic, civil strife and brutal conflict. Bringing compelling characters to life, and re-presenting familiar tales - including the tragedy of Coriolanus and the story of Romulus and Remus - The Early History is a truly epic work, and a passionate warning that Rome should learn from its history.

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The stories keep moving, and the writing is lovely. - Goodreads
The writing, however, is just bad. - Goodreads
Livy is funny, witty, and writing with a purpose. - Goodreads
However, it doesn't make his writing much better. - Goodreads
Penguin's Introduction and Notes are critical. - Goodreads
... the battle scenes, my favorite being 4.28:... - Goodreads

Review: The History of Rome, Books IV: The Early History of Rome

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I've had this lying around for years, started it once; this time, I went through it because I intend to read through Machiavelli's works, one of which is a commentary on Livy. I did enjoy reading this ... Read full review

Review: The History of Rome, Books IV: The Early History of Rome

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Interesting read about the early days of Rome and the republic. A little boring at times, but notable to see how they threw out the kings in their desire for freedom, and the challenges that resulted ... Read full review

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The Tiber. LEAD: To the Editor: I enjoyed Paul Hofmann's article on the Tiber River (Travel, Dec. 7). Livy in ''The Early History of Rome'' states that ...
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Readings. Required Text. Livy. The Early History of Rome. Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt. New York: Penguin, 1960, 1971. Caesar, Julius. The Civil War. ...
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History 503.01 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC. Class texts The following books are available for purchase at SBX. Required:. Cicero, Selected Political Speeches, ...
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Livy, History of Rome (ed. Rev. Canon Roberts)
Text of the Roberts English language translation of Livy's History of Rome by the Perseus Project at Tufts University
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About the author (1960)

Aubrey de Sélincourt, scholar and translator, translated Livy's The Early History of Rome (Books I--V) and The War with Hannibal (Books XXI--XXX), The Histories of Herodotus and The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian, all for the Penguin Classics. He was born in 1896 and educated at Rugby, and University College, Oxford. A schoolmaster of genius for twenty-six years, he retired in 1947 to the Isle of Wight, where he lived until his death in 1962.

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