J. C. Yardley, Livy: History of Rome, volume IX. Books 31-34

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J. C. Yardley (éd.), Livy: History of Rome, volume IX. Books 31-34. Edited and translated by J. C. Yardley. Introduction by Dexter Hoyos, Cambridge [MA]-Londres, 2017.

Éditeur : Harvard University Press
Collection : Loeb Classical Library
710 pages
ISBN : 9780674997059
21 €

Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness.
Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decads, we have 1–10 and 21–45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43–45; 11–20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decad comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31–35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200–196) and its aftermath, then Books 36–40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage.


John C. Yardley is Professor of Classics, Emeritus, at the University of Ottawa.
Dexter Hoyos is Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.


Table of Contents :

Preface [J. C. Yardley, 2016]
Introduction [Dexter Hoyos]
1. Ab Urbe Condita: Structure
2. Livy's Sources
a. Polybius
b. Others
3. Livy's Historiographical Methods and Difficulties
4. The Eastern Mediterranean in AUC 31–40
5. Home Affairs in AUC 31–40
6. Cisalpina, Spain, and the Western Mediterranean in AUC 31–40
7. Roman Governance
a. People
b. Magistrates
c. Senate
8. Roman Armies and Fleets
9. The Roman Calendar
10. The Transmission of the Fourth Decade
11. Further Reading
12. Sigla
13. Abbreviations in the Textual Notes
Appendix: Tränkle's Analysis of Polybian Material in Livy
Select Bibliography
History of Rome

Source : Harvard University Press