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    Rome's Mediterranean Empire: Books 41-45 and the Periochae (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Livy, Translated by Jane D. Chaplin


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    Description'I will do as the Senate decrees.' These words from one of Rome's opponents encapsulate the authority Rome achieved by its subjugation of the Mediterranean. The Third Macedonian War, recounted in this volume, ended the kingdom created by Philip II and Alexander the Great and was a crucial step in Rome's eventual dominance. For Livy, the story is also a fascinating moral study of the vices and virtues that hampered and promoted Rome's efforts in the conflict. He presents the war not so much as a battle against Perseus, Alexander's last and unworthy successor, than as a struggle within the Roman national character. Only traditional moral strength, embodied in Lucius Aemilius Paullus, the general who ultimately defeats Perseus, ensures the Roman victory. This edition also includes the Periochae, later summaries of Livy's entire original 142-book history of Rome from its founding to the age of Augustus (of which only 35 books survive).

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    Rome's Mediterranean Empire: Books 41-45 and the Periochae
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Livy, Translated by Jane D. Chaplin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192833402
    ISBN 10: 0192833405

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 937.02
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    4 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    24 November 2007
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