Download e-book for kindle: A Commentary on Livy, Books 38-40 by John Briscoe

By John Briscoe

ISBN-10: 0199290512

ISBN-13: 9780199290512

Books 38-40 of Livy's background of Rome disguise the years 189-179 BC. They comprise well-known and much-discussed episodes: the pains of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different awesome issues defined are the tip of the battle 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 apartment. This observation, conceived at the comparable scale as Briscoe's previous commentaries on Books 31-33 and 34-37, goals to explain old, literary, textual, and linguistic elements of Livy's narrative. while 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 hole and shutting phrases. a considerable creation discusses assets and strategies of composition, language and elegance, the manuscripts, the calendar and chronology, Roman coverage in northern Italy, and the Roman legions of the period.

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