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by Livy

Livy is our main source for early imperial Roman military history which he uncritically based on existing annals. The greater part of his work consists of descriptions of battles and wars in which the Roman contribution is exaggerated or distorted for the greater glory of the empire. As he himself had no military experience, his writings are mostly of literary interest, and have scant value for assessing ancient warfare. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Livy

Title: Titi Livii Historiarum Quod Extat

Publication Info: Amstelodami: Apud D. Elzevirium, 1678.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in dark green Jansenist morocco with gilt edges. Contains initials and typographical ornaments. Purchased from Hundersdorff Rare Books.

External Links

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  1. Pieters 244; Rahir 1680; Willems 1548