A Commentary on Livy, Books 38-40 by John Briscoe

By John Briscoe

Books 38-40 of Livy's historical past of Rome conceal the years 189-179 BC. They comprise well-known and much-discussed episodes: the rigors of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different remarkable issues 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 condo. This remark, conceived at the similar scale as Briscoe's past commentaries on Books 31-33 and 34-37, goals to clarify ancient, literary, textual, and linguistic facets of Livy's narrative. whilst Polybius, Livy's major resource for occasions within the Hellenistic international, complete references to the proper passages of the previous are given, with quotation of the outlet and shutting phrases. a considerable creation 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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