With stylistic brilliance and ancient mind's eye, the 1st 5 books of Livy's enormous heritage of Rome list occasions from the basis of Rome throughout 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 very popular version now boasts a brand new preface, analyzing the textual content in mild of contemporary Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index.

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