Livy's nice historical past of Rome comprises, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive old account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the struggle he fought with the Romans over the next 16 years. Livy's gripping storytelling vividly conveys the drama of the good battles, and participants in addition to occasions are introduced powerfully to slife. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's sort, and is observed by means of a desirable advent and notes. the excellent creation examines Livy, his paintings, his ancient accuracy, his assets, and the process Hannibal's crusade via a student popular for his paintings on Hannibal and his instances. The version incorporates a thesaurus of Roman and Carthaginian phrases, a chronological desk, an index, a sequence of distinct maps, and a dialogue of the path of Hannibal from the south of Spain over the Alps to Italy. This splendidly entire version is ideal for enthusiasts of classical literature, people with an curiosity in historical or army heritage, and scholars in an array of periods.
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Certainly the later authors cannot have provided him with most of his annalistic information: Coelius’ history was in seven books; Quadrigarius, who began his work with the Gauls’ sack of Rome in 390, was at Cannae by Book 5; and Antias (starting in legendary times) reached the year 137 in his Book 23–– while Livy got there, as the epitomes show, only in Book 56. All that remains, though, of these historians’ extensive output is a few references or quotations in later authors, including Livy. )6 Pro-Carthaginian writers included Hannibal himself.
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Texts T. Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, Libri XXI–XXII, ed. T. A. Dorey (Teubner: Leipzig, 1971). T. Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, Libri XXIII–XXV, ed. T. A. Dorey (Teubner: Leipzig, 1976). T. Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, Libri XXVI–XXVII, ed. P. G. Walsh (Teubner: Leipzig, 1989). T. Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, Libri XXVIII–XXX, ed. P. G. Walsh (Teubner: Leipzig, 1986). Translations Livy: The War with Hannibal, trans. Aubrey de Sélincourt (Harmondsworth, 1965). Livy: The History of Rome, trans.
Peace of Phoenice between Rome and Macedon. 204 Consuls: Marcus Cornelius Cethegus, Publius Sempronius Tuditanus. Hannibal conﬁned to part of Bruttium. Scipio lands in Africa; alliance with Masinissa. Negotiations outside Utica between Scipio, Hasdrubal son of Gisgo, and Syphax. 203 Consuls: Gnaeus Servilius Caepio, Gaius Servilius Geminus. Scipio attacks enemy camps outside Utica and destroys their armies. Late May/early June: battle of the Great Plains; Scipio is victorious over Hasdrubal and Syphax.