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Summary of Livy The History of Rome Book 2

Date: 30-20 B.C.E.

Description: Titus Livius was a Roman historian known for writing a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people. Livy's most famous work was his history of Rome. In it he narrates a complete history of the city of Rome, from its foundation to the death of Augustus. Because he was writing under the reign of Augustus, Livy's history emphasizes the great triumphs of Rome. He wrote his history with embellished accounts of Roman heroism in order to promote the new type of government implemented by Augustus when he became emperor.

Oakley, S. P. Livy and Clodius Licinus, The Classical Quarterly, 1992


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