Rome's Italian wars : books six to ten

Livy ; translated by J.C. Yardley ; with an introduction and notes by Dexter Hoyos

'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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書名 Rome's Italian wars : books six to ten
著作者等 Hoyos, B. D.
Livius, Titus
Yardley, John
Yardley J. C.
Livy
書名別名 Rome's Italian wars : books 6-10

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シリーズ名 Oxford world's classics
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 xli, 391 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 9780199564859
NCID BB15725744
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス
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