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There is a complete translation of all that is extant of Livy's history, including the Periochae, by B. Foster and others 14 vols. Extracts from the complete text were translated, with an introduction, by Moses Hadas and J. The best full account of Livy's career and work is P. The best survey of the earlier Roman historians on whom Livy depended is by E. Badian in T. Dorey, ed. Another account of earlier Roman historians with some discussion of Hellenistic Historiography is in M. Laistner, The Greater Roman Historians , which includes what is perhaps a too favorable account of Livy's work.

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Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Patavium Padua , probably of noble family. He lived most of his life in Rome. The breadth of his education is apparent in his evident familiarity with the ancient Greek and Latin authors.

Early Roman Historiography

There are fragments of some others, and all but two are known through epitomes. Livy's history reflects his admiration for the civilization of early Rome, and his belief that the importance of history was its applicability to contemporary life. As such he was a romantic, and not a scientific, historian. His sources included mainly the writings of previous authors, but he does not evaluate these sources critically. He chose what seemed to him most authentic and credible, and presented it with the enthusiasm of a patriot in the form of annals. Livy's accuracy is often questionable; he ignored certain sources and had little practical knowledge of military affairs or the workings of politics.

His reputation and popularity are based on his elegant portraits of historical figures, his vivid depictions of events, his freedom of expression, and his masterly style developed from Cicero. There are many English translations of Livy's history; the best have been published by Penguin Classics.


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See P. Livy 59 bc—ad 17 Titus Livius Roman historian. One of the greatest Roman historians, he began his History of Rome c. Of the original books, 35 have survived in full. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Livy Livy ca. Early Roman Historiography. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.