Rome's Italian Wars

Rome's Italian Wars
Author :
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 448
Release :
ISBN-10 : 9780191640834
ISBN-13 : 0191640832
Rating : 4/5 (832 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Rome's Italian Wars by : Livy

Download or read book Rome's Italian Wars written by Livy and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: '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.


Rome's Italian Wars Related Books

Rome's Italian Wars
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Livy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-04 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

'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, o
Rome's Italian Wars
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Livy
Categories: Rome
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

The Italian Wars 1494-1559
Language: en
Pages: 391
Authors:
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-11 - Publisher: Routledge

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

The Italian Wars of 1494-1559 had a major impact on the whole of Renaissance Europe. In this important text, Michael Mallett and Christine Shaw place the confli
Anzio
Language: en
Pages: 537
Authors: Lloyd Clark
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

A harrowing and incisive “high-quality battle history” from one of the world’s finest military historians (Booklist). The Allied attack of Normandy beach
Mastering the West
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Dexter Hoyos
Categories: Carthage (Extinct city)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-17 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

"A history of the Punic Wars intended for all audiences"--