With stylistic brilliance and historic mind's eye, the 1st 5 books of Livy's enormous heritage of Rome checklist occasions from the root of Rome in the course of the heritage of the seven kings, the institution of the Republic and its inner struggles, as much as Rome's restoration after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.C. Livy vividly depicts the good characters, legends, and stories, together with the tale of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 creation, this extremely popular version now boasts a brand new preface, analyzing the textual content in mild of modern Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index.
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