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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five: Bks. 1-5 Titus Livy

The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five: Bks. 1-5

Titus Livy

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The fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the worlds mightiest empire, second only to the power of the godsRomulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus calledMoreThe fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the worlds mightiest empire, second only to the power of the godsRomulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state - these and many more are stories which, immortalized by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage.The historians huge work, written between 20 BC and AD 17, ran to 12 books, beginning with Romes founding in 753 BC and coming down to Livys own lifetime (9 BC). Books 1-5 cover the period from Romes beginnings to her first great foreign conquest, the capture of the Etruscan city of Veii and, a few years later, to her first major defeat, the sack of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.