New PDF release: A Commentary on Livy, Books 38-40

By John Briscoe

ISBN-10: 0199290512

ISBN-13: 9780199290512

Books 38-40 of Livy's historical past of Rome hide the years 189-179 BC. They include recognized and much-discussed episodes: the pains of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different impressive issues defined are the top of the struggle with the Aetolian League and Manlius Vulso's crusade in Asia Minor, the censorship of the elder Cato, and the deadly quarrel within the Macedonian royal condo. This remark, conceived at the related scale as Briscoe's previous commentaries on Books 31-33 and 34-37, goals to explain ancient, literary, textual, and linguistic elements of Livy's narrative. whilst Polybius, Livy's major resource for occasions within the Hellenistic global, complete references to the proper passages of the previous are given, with quotation of the outlet and shutting phrases. a considerable creation discusses assets and strategies of composition, language and magnificence, the manuscripts, the calendar and chronology, Roman coverage in northern Italy, and the Roman legions of the period.

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