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Very little is known about the life of Livy (Titus Livius) other than that he was born in Patavium (modern-day Padua) and lived most of his life in Rome. It is clear from his writings that he was familiar with ancient Greek and Latin literature and was, in fact, influenced by Cicero. Although Livy mostrar mais produced several works on philosophy and literary criticism, his masterpiece and life work of 40 years was his "History of Rome", which covers a vast sweep of Rome's history from its origins to Livy's own time. Of the original 142 books that made up the work, only 35 are extant---Books 1--10 and 20--45---which treat the years 753--293 b.c. and 218--167 b.c. Fragments of others, however, do remain, and summaries exist of all but one. When he wrote the history, Livy, who extolled the virtues of discipline, piety, and patriotism, believed that Rome was in a state of decline and moral decay. Wealth and luxury, he wrote, had led to "the dark dawning of our modern day, when we can neither endure our vices nor face the remedies needed to cure them." According to modern standards, Livy was neither an impressive nor critical historian. He perpetuated many inaccuracies. This, however, does not greatly minimize the value of his writing. His acumen lay in his vibrant style, his keen eye for character, and his gift for dramatic composition. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Titus Livius

History of Rome, books 21-30 (0001) — Autor — 1,283 exemplares
History of Rome, books 6-10 (0001) 544 exemplares
History of Rome, books 31-45 (0001) 484 exemplares
History of Rome : Books 21-22 [in translation] (1881) — Autor — 138 exemplares
History of Rome, books 3-4 (1922) 110 exemplares
History of Rome, books 8-10 (1926) 108 exemplares
History of Rome, books 5-7 (1924) 104 exemplares
Ab urbe condita : libri 1-5 [in Latin] (1914) — Autor — 96 exemplares
History of Rome, books 28-30 (1949) 82 exemplares
History of Rome, books 31-34 (1935) 78 exemplares
History of Rome, books 23-25 (1940) — Autor — 74 exemplares
History of Rome : Book 1 [in Latin] (0025) — Autor — 70 exemplares
History of Rome, books 43-45 (1951) 69 exemplares
History of Rome, books 35-37 (1935) 63 exemplares
History of Rome, books 38-39 (1936) 54 exemplares
Ab urbe condita, libri XXI-XXV (1929) — Autor — 50 exemplares
History of Rome, books 36-40 (1993) 36 exemplares
History of Rome, books 26-30 [in translation] (1985) — Autor — 33 exemplares
History of Rome, books 41-45 (1981) 29 exemplares
Ab urbe condita : libri 31-35 [in Latin] (1965) — Autor — 27 exemplares
Livy Book 1: Commentary (2000) 26 exemplares
History of Rome (1978) 26 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Livy : Book 1 (1964) — Writer — 19 exemplares
Livy (1833) 18 exemplares
The History of Rome (1823) 17 exemplares
History of Rome : Book 2 [in Latin] (0025) — Autor — 15 exemplares
History of Rome : Book 5 [in Latin] (1905) — Autor — 13 exemplares
History of Rome : Books 21-22 [in Latin] — Autor — 13 exemplares
Ab urbe condita, libri XXI-XXIII (2000) — Autor — 13 exemplares
Livy: Books I, XXI and XXII (1891) 11 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Livy : Book 1 [wrong cover] (1969) — Writer — 11 exemplares
Storia di Roma (1999) 11 exemplares
Ab urbe condita, liber III (0025) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Livy, book XXI (1973) — Writer — 9 exemplares
Selections from Livy (2012) 9 exemplares
Livy : Book XXX (2004) — Writer — 8 exemplares
Rome's strijd om het bestaan (1974) 7 exemplares
Ab urbe condita. Liber I (1974) 7 exemplares
Livy : Book XXII : Edited with introduction and notes (1998) — Writer — 7 exemplares
Ab urbe condita, libri IV-VI (0025) — Autor — 6 exemplares
History of Rome, books 9-26 (2006) 6 exemplares
Livy Book IX (1918) 5 exemplares
HISTORIA DE ROMA VII, (2008) 5 exemplares
Het ontstaan van Rome (1973) 5 exemplares
Història de Roma. I 5 exemplares
La Roma legendaria : libros I-V (1999) 5 exemplares
Ab urbe condita. Libro V (1988) 4 exemplares
L' amore al tempo dei misteri (1995) 4 exemplares
ˆLa ‰saga di Annibale (1982) 4 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Livy : Book 30 (1957) — Writer — 3 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Livy : Book 2 (1963) — Writer — 3 exemplares
11: Libri 39.-40. (2000) 3 exemplares
Desde la fundacion de Roma (1998) 3 exemplares
Historiens romains (1968) 3 exemplares
Historia de Roma: livro I (1999) 3 exemplares
História de Roma: A Monarquia (2009) 3 exemplares
3 (2007) 3 exemplares
5 (2007) 3 exemplares
The History of Rome, Volume II (1883) 3 exemplares
Romas eldste historie (2012) 3 exemplares
Ab urbe condita, 45 3 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Livy : Books 23-24 — Writer — 2 exemplares
History of Rome, books 9-10 (1994) 2 exemplares
Hannibal the scourge of Rome (1976) — Writer — 2 exemplares
Ab urbe condita 2 exemplares
Storie: libri XXXVI-XL (1980) 2 exemplares
Livy: Book XXII 2 exemplares
Livy Book XXII 2 exemplares
Ab urbe condita, libri I-III (0025) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Historia de Roma II 2 exemplares
Historia de Roma III 2 exemplares
Historia de Roma IV 2 exemplares
Historia de Roma V 2 exemplares
Historia de Roma VI 2 exemplares
Histoire romaine (2003) 2 exemplares
Historiarum decas III 2 exemplares
Ab urbe condita - Libro XXI (1985) 2 exemplares
Stories of Rome 2 exemplares
The Seven Kings of Rome (1926) 2 exemplares
Book I 1 exemplar
Books XXIII-XXV 1 exemplar
Dějiny. VII. 1 exemplar
libri XXVI-XXVII 1 exemplar
Livy : Book II 1 exemplar
Römische Geschichte. Buch XXI-XXIII (2014) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Ab Urbe Condita, deel 2 — Autor — 1 exemplar
Ab Urbe Condita, deel 1 — Autor — 1 exemplar
Antologia liviana 1 exemplar
Passi scelti 1 exemplar
Storia romana 1 exemplar
Ab Urbe condita liber 27. (2017) 1 exemplar
Roma Tarihi I 1 exemplar
Historiarum libri 1 exemplar
A Escrita e o Sono (1996) 1 exemplar
Extracts from Livy 1 exemplar
Libertas 1 exemplar
Storie 1 exemplar
Exercitia Liviana 1 exemplar
Roms historia 1 exemplar
Rom och Hannibal 1 exemplar
Roms kungatid 1 exemplar
STORIE VOL. II 1 exemplar
História de Roma 1 exemplar
Histoire romaine 1 exemplar
Roman history (2009) 1 exemplar
Libri 21.-22. 1 exemplar
Roma Tarihi II 1 exemplar
Libri 35.-36. 1 exemplar
Le storie libro 21 1 exemplar
7: Libro settimo 1 exemplar
Storie: libro 45. 1 exemplar
La prima Deca 1 exemplar
Libri 33.-34. 1 exemplar
Storia romana vol. III (1935) 1 exemplar
Hay's Livy 1 exemplar
Libri al rogo (2008) 1 exemplar
Book XXII (1982) 1 exemplar
Livres XXI et XXII 1 exemplar
História Romana 1 exemplar
4: Libri 8.-10 1 exemplar
Las décadas 1 exemplar
Ab Urbe Condita, I 1 exemplar
Books I, XXI, XXII 1 exemplar
XXX-XXXIII 1 exemplar
Livy XXI and XXII 1 exemplar
Livy Books 1 and 2 1 exemplar
Livy Book 1 1 exemplar
Titus Livius 1 exemplar
Le Storie Libro X 1 exemplar
Hannibal Victor : Selections from Livy XXI & XXII (1985) — Writer — 1 exemplar
History of Rome, books 5-6 (1993) 1 exemplar
Antologia storica 1 exemplar
Teatro Moderno De Lisboa (2009) 1 exemplar
Libri 37.-38. 1 exemplar
Livy: Book V 1 exemplar
Livy XXIV 1 exemplar
Roma Tarihi I. Kitap (1992) 1 exemplar
Livy Books 35-37 1 exemplar
Deca I, III, IV 1 exemplar
Livy Books XL-XLII 1 exemplar
Libri XXVI - XXX 1 exemplar
Livy in14 Volumes 1 exemplar
Libri 39.-40. 1 exemplar
Libri 7.-8. 1 exemplar
Rom's Historie 1 exemplar
Libri IV - VI 1 exemplar
The History Of Rome Vol VI (2004) 1 exemplar
Loeb volumes 1 exemplar
Livy I, Books I-II 1 exemplar
Leabhar XXVI (1975) 1 exemplar
Book One 1 exemplar
Livy - Book 12 1 exemplar
[Livy] 1 exemplar
Ab Urbe Condita (1979) 1 exemplar

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Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Selections from five Roman authors (1942) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Latijns leesboek [I. Hoofdwerk] (1920) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Cicero and Livy em Ancient History (Setembro 2007)


Surely more myth than history, but nonetheless it is very enjoyable and filled with parables. My favorites are the stories of the first seven kings of Rome, Coriolanus, and the Capitoline geese. It is required reading for anyone attempting to understand the Romans and how they understood their past.
Russell098 | 16 outras críticas | Mar 28, 2023 |
Livy begins his history of the Roman War with Carthage with the following passage: "I am now about to tell the story of the most memorable war in history: that, namely, which was fought by Carthage under the leadership of Hannibal against Rome." Thus asserts Livy at the start of the decade beginning in 222bc, books 21–30. He was certainly correct regarding ancient history. The Indo-Germanic and Semitic races were at war with one another over world dominance. The historian notes that the two had a hatred for one another that was as great as their armies, and that they were not only evenly matched but also knowledgeable of the enemy's battle strategies and potential might.

Livy never downplays the exploits of Hannibal, a 26-year-old who emerged as the protagonist of his tale. Ninety thousand soldiers, twelve thousand cavalry, and thirty-seven elephants crossed the Alps, and he made up any facts he could not find in existing records. After failing to stop the Carthaginians in Gaul, Scipio the father attempted again in the Italian plains, but each setback terrorized the imperial city. After Trebia and Lake Trasimene, Fabius Maximus's delay strategies were successful in keeping the invaders at bay for a while, but another consul, Varro, was impatient, which led to the ultimate Roman loss at Cannae (216 b.c.e.). Hannibal could have easily reached Rome if he had capitalized on his victory.

Book 25 covers a different stage of the conflict. A seventy-four-year-old mathematician named Archimedes' inventions of the catapult and grappling hooks, which lifted the prows of Roman ships attempting to attack the breakwater and sank them, kept Marcellus, who was besieging Syracuse, at bay for three years. Ultimately, though, the Romans discovered the gap in the defenses and took control of the island. This war is not over, but will continue until Scipio pursues Hannibal all the way to Zamma outside of Carthage where he will lead Rome to their ultimate victory.

I was impressed that Livy opened his narrative mentioning Hannibal by name. That is undoubtedly because he is the most engaging character in the story and likely the best General in spite of ultimately being defeated by Scipio Africanus. It is a narrative is full of great commanders, brutal and bloody warfare, shifting loyalties, superstitions and omens, and enough thrills to keep the reader both informed and entertained.
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jwhenderson | 6 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2022 |
From the founding myth of Rome, narrated so eloquently by Virgil in The Aeneid, augmented with the tale of Romulus and Remus, Livy tells of the history of the republic to the beginning of the fourth century BC. This is an account that presents prosaic events enlivened with exciting moments of wars, political changes, the evolution from a monarchy to a republic, and great speeches by characters both unfamiliar and, sometimes, larger-than-life. Livy himself was born in Padua in 59 BC and died in 17 AD (about 40 years after the death of Virgil).

The early years of Roman history include the myth of Aeneas and the historic rule by Numa Pompilius whose life was also chronicled by Plutarch. There are battles like that of Lake Regillus and rulers both good and bad, the latter best represented by Canuleius the demagogue. My favorite was Cincinnatus who was the epitome of the farmer-soldier- ruler and who assumed the consulship only to return to the farm when his moment in the limelight had ended.

The many battles and usual successes highlight a barbarity that provides a foundation for that which is evident in the later empire (see Tacitus for that history). There are also the political battles between the Patricians and Plebes for control of the republic. In some ways they reminded me of more recent political contretemps in our own republic. It may come as a surprise that after many difficulties and resultant growth in the power of Rome, near the end of this part of Roman history the city itself is sacked by the Gauls. It must be the memory of that which explains some of the ruthlessness of the Romans under Caesar in the last days of the Republic (see Caesar's Gallic Wars for that story).

Ultimately Livy's history is readable both because of his engaging prose style and his ability to enliven most of the more critical events of early Roman history. With interpolated speeches from primary leaders the book reminded me of Thucydides masterpiece on the Peloponnesian Wars.
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jwhenderson | 16 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2022 |
Esta obra representa el intento de Tito Livio por consignar por escrito la total historia interna y externa de Roma, desde la fundación de la Ciudad hasta la muerte de Augusto. Pese a que hoy sólo se conserva la quinta parte de los 142 libros, el mutilado panorama de la Historia Romana alcanza a mostrarnos las épocas decisivas del periodo en que los republicanos sentaron las bases de la expansión territorial de los romanos, aquello en que se sustentaría el Imperio durante largos siglos.
Livio opta no por el seguimiento monográfico, sino por el camino de la interpretación y el análisis de los hechos, donde la razón no pelea con lo poético. Se inclina más que a reflejar los aspectos oscuros y truculentos de la historia, a representar la majestad y la nobleza de las acciones. Es ante todo un narrador y de los personajes, crear situaciones épicas y dramáticas.
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Gerardo.Pocovi5g | Aug 26, 2021 |



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