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 heritage of Rome disguise the years 189-179 BC. They comprise recognized and much-discussed episodes: the pains of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different amazing issues defined are the tip of the conflict 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 observation, conceived at the comparable scale as Briscoe's past commentaries on Books 31-33 and 34-37, goals to clarify historic, literary, textual, and linguistic points of Livy's narrative. whilst Polybius, Livy's major resource for occasions within the Hellenistic global, complete references to the appropriate passages of the previous are given, with quotation of the outlet and shutting phrases. a considerable advent discusses assets and techniques 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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