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    Description'People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe.' So Livy characterizes Papirius Cursor, one of Rome's famous generals in the fourth century BC. In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula in a series of ever greater wars. Along with Papirius, Livy paints vivid portraits of other notable figures, such as Camillus, who rescued the city from its Gallic captors in 390, young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, the Appian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a critical era for the rise of Rome, and Books 6 to 10 of his work are the one complete account we have, as the city passes from myth and legend into the increasing light of reliable history. John Yardley's fluent translation is accompanied by an introduction and notes that set Livy in the context of Roman historiography. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Rome's Italian Wars: Bks 6-10
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Livy, Translated by J. C. Yardley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 128 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 312 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199564859
    ISBN 10: 019956485X
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    DC23: 937
    LC classification: PA6452 .A5 2013
    Illustrations note
    2 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    04 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    J. C. Yardley has translated Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire and Hannibal's War for Oxford World's Classics, as well as Tacitus' Annals. He has translated Quintus Curtius' History of Alexander for Penguin (1984). Dexter Hoyos wrote the introduction and notes to accompany J. C. Yardley's translation of Livy's Hannibal's War for Oxford World's Classics. He has published widely on Latin teaching and aspects of Roman and Carthaginian history. His books include The Carthaginians (Routledge, 2010), and ACompanion to the Punic Wars (Blackwell, 2011).