The History of Rome, Books 1-5Book - 2006
Titus Livius (64 or 59 BCE-17 CE) lived in the backwoods of Cisalpine Gaul, now northern Italy, and does not seem to have been engaged in the literary or political circles of Rome. Even so, he managed to write perhaps the most influential history of Rome, originally comprising over a hundred books. British classicist Warrior here translates, introduces, and annotates the first five books, which begin with the city's mythical foundation and end at the close of the fourth century BCE. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Hackett Pub Co Inc
In addition to Valerie Warrior's crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita, this edition features a general introduction to Livy and his work, extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information, and a chronology of events. Three appendices--on the genealogies of the most prominent political figures in the early Republic, Livy's relationship with Augustus, and Livy's treatment of religion--offer additional insight into the author and the early history of Rome.