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By John Briscoe

ISBN-10: 0199290512

ISBN-13: 9780199290512

Books 38-40 of Livy's historical past of Rome conceal the years 189-179 BC. They include well-known and much-discussed episodes: the rigors of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different amazing concerns 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 condominium. This observation, conceived at the related scale as Briscoe's previous 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 suitable passages of the previous are given, with quotation of the outlet and shutting phrases. a considerable advent 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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