Livy IV: History of Rome: Books VIII-X

By: Livy (Titus Livius)

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Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, publisher's device on cover, gilt. Illustrated with fold-out map. Translated by B. O. Foster. Text in English and Latin. Titus Livius Patavinus (64 or 59 BC – AD 17) was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people – Ab Urbe Condita Libri (Books from the Foundation of the City) – covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. He was on familiar terms with the Julio-Claudian dynasty, advising Augustus's grandnephew, the future emperor Claudius, as a young man not long before 14 AD in a letter to take up the writing of history. Livy and Augustus's wife, Livia, were from the same clan in different locations, although not related by blood. The only extant work by Livy is part of his history of Rome from the foundation of the city to 9 BCE. Of its 142 books 1–10, 21–45 (except parts of 41 and 43–45), fragments, and short summaries remain. Livy’s history is a source for the De Prodigiis of Julius Obsequens (fourth century CE). . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in almost perfect condition. The dust jacket is very slightly shelf-worn, else as new. AS NEW/FINE.. Loeb Classical Library Series. Vol. 191. Map. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. x, 571, (2), 8 pp

Title: Livy IV: History of Rome: Books VIII-X

Author Name: Livy (Titus Livius)

Categories: Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books, History, Roman History,

Edition: First Edition Thus. Later Printing

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press / Loeb Classical Library: 1982

ISBN Number: 0674992105

ISBN Number 13: 9780674992108

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 2238

Keywords: History Roman History Latin Literature