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    Rome and Italy: The History of Rome from Its Foundation (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Titus Livy, Introduction by R.M. Ogilvie, Translated by Betty Radice

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    DescriptionBooks VI-X of Livy's monumental work trace Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 bc to its emergence, in a matter of decades, as the premier power in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 bc. In this fascinating history, events are described not simply in terms of partisan politics, but through colorful portraits that bring the strengths, weaknesses and motives of leading figures such as the noble statesman Camillus and the corrupt Manlius vividly to life. While Rome's greatest chronicler intended his history to be a memorial to former glory, he also had more didactic aims - hoping that readers of his account could learn from the past ills and virtues of the city.

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    Rome and Italy
    The History of Rome from Its Foundation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Titus Livy, Introduction by R.M. Ogilvie, Translated by Betty Radice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140443882
    ISBN 10: 0140443886

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A24202500
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AFS
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    DC22: 937/.03
    LC classification: DG207 .L582513 1982
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.03
    DC19: 937.03
    LC classification: DG235
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 2AFS
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    6, Revised
    Edition statement
    6th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    maps, index
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    26 August 1982
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    Author Information
    Titus Livy was bron in 59BC at Padua but later moved to Rome. He lived in an eventful age but little is known about his life. He worked on his History of Rome for over forty years. Betty Radice became joint editor of Penguin Classics in 1964. She has edited and introduced a huge range of works in the Penguin Classics, including Pliny and Dante. She died in 1985. Robert Maxwell Ogilvie was Professor of Humanity at the University of St Andrews from 1975 until his death in 1981. He was the author of many books on Roman religion.