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

By John Briscoe

Books 38-40 of Livy's background of Rome conceal the years 189-179 BC. They include recognized and much-discussed episodes: the rigors of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different extraordinary concerns defined are the top of the struggle 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 residence. This statement, conceived at the related scale as Briscoe's past commentaries on Books 31-33 and 34-37, goals to explain ancient, literary, textual, and linguistic features of Livy's narrative. while 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 advent discusses assets and techniques of composition, language and magnificence, the manuscripts, the calendar and chronology, Roman coverage in northern Italy, and the Roman legions of the period.

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