Excerpt from Livy: Books XXI and XXII, Edited on the Basis of Wolfflin's Edition, With Introduction and Maps
Titus livius, the great Roman historian, was born at Pata Vium, the modern Padua, about 59 or 57 b.c. His only extant work, the history of Rome, has reached us in a fragmentary state. Out of 142 books supposed to have been written, only 35, with a few inconsiderable fragments, are in existence. These include the first ten books, or decade, as they are called, covering the period from the founding of the city to nearly the close of the third Samnite war, and the third, fourth, and half the fifth decades, books 21 to 45 inclusive, giving the history of Rome from the outbreak of the second Punic war to the triumph of jemilius Paulus over Macedonia, 167 b.c.
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