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By Livy

'I will do because the Senate decrees.'

These phrases from one in all Rome's competitors encapsulate the authority Rome completed through its subjugation of the Mediterranean. The 3rd Macedonian battle, mentioned during this quantity, ended the dominion created through Philip II and Alexander the nice and used to be an important step in Rome's eventual dominance. For Livy, the tale can also be a desirable ethical research of the vices and virtues that hampered and promoted Rome's efforts within the clash. He offers the battle no longer rather a lot as a conflict opposed to Perseus, Alexander's final and unworthy successor, than as a fight in the Roman nationwide personality. in basic terms conventional ethical energy, embodied in Lucius Aemilius Paullus, the overall who finally defeats Perseus, guarantees the Roman victory.

This variation additionally comprises the Periochae, later summaries of Livy's whole unique 142-book heritage of Rome from its founding to the age of Augustus (of which merely 35 books survive).

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