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With stylistic brilliance and old mind's eye, the 1st 5 books of Livy's huge heritage of Rome checklist occasions from the root of Rome throughout the background of the seven kings, the institution of the Republic and its inner struggles, as much as Rome's restoration after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.C. Livy vividly depicts the good characters, legends, and stories, together with the tale of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 advent, this very popular variation now boasts a brand new preface, interpreting the textual content in mild of modern Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index.

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