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Historian - Livy

Titus Livius (Livy) was born c. 59 B.C. and died in A.D. 17 at Patavium, in northern Italy. In about 29 B.C., while living in Rome, he started his magnum opus, Ab Urbe Condita, a history of Rome from its foundation, written in 142 books.

The Roman Senate and Senators According to Livy
Livy shows the role of senators in the early years of Rome, both the monarchy and the Republic.

Livy 5.47 Ab Urbe Condita
In his Ab urbe condita, Livy tells the story of Brennus and his Celtic band's defeat of the Romans at the Allia in 390 B.C.

Roman Historians I: Livy
Information on Livy and his magnum opus, Ab Urbe Condita, a history of Rome from its founding. Livy was a Roman historian.

Roman Historians - Livy
Most of Livy's 142 books on the 770 year history of Rome have been lost, but thirty-five survive (i-x, xxi-xlv).

Livy's "Ab Urbe Condita"
The structure of the 142 books of Livy's magnum opus on the history of Rome from the founding of the city ("Ab urbe condita").

Toga & Dagger: Espionage in Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome is remembered as one of the greatest military powers in history, its fame derived from the fearsome reputation of the empire's legionnaires. Lost in the telling, however, is the important role that espionage played in Rome's ascent to empire.

Livius, Titus. The History of Rome, Vol. I

Livy on Roman Drama and Atellan Farce
Read the passage from Livy on the history of Roman drama.

Livy - First Punic War
A public domain translation and notes on Books XVI-XX by Livy on the First Punic War.

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