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- Livy Originally Titus Livius. 59 B.C.-A.D. 17. Roman historian and author of Ab Urbe Condita Libri (Books from the Foundation of the City), a 142-volume history of Rome from its beginnings to 9 B.C.
- n. Titus Livius, a Roman historian
- n. Roman historian whose history of Rome filled 142 volumes (of which only 35 survive) including the earliest history of the war with Hannibal (59 BC to AD 17)
“On the other hand, Livy is forced to mention that the Romans publicly and officially sacrificed humans as they grew more desperate and confused by their inability to defeat the Carthaginians.”
“Yes, it is rather low, isn't it?' said Pillingshot's friend, Parker, as Pillingshot came to the end of a stirring excursus on the rights of the citizen, with special reference to mid-term Livy examinations.”
“I’ve got three classical pseudo-sources (in Livy, Cicero, and Plutarch) that don’t say the phrase but something related to it.”
“Crit.tom. iii.p. 195 — 207.)] 60 Scodras appears in Livy as the capital and fortress of Gentius, king of the Illyrians, arx munitissima, afterwards a Roman colony, (Cellarius, tom.i. p. 393,”
“See in Livy (iv. 1-6) the pride of family urged by the consul, and the rights of mankind asserted by the tribune Canuleius.] 94 See the animated picture drawn by Sallust, in the Jugurthine war, of the pride of the nobles, and even of the virtuous Metellus, who was unable to brook the idea that the honor of the consulship should be bestowed on the obscure merit of his lieutenant Marius. (c.”
“By some writers he is called the Livy of his time; others accuse him of being full of misrepresentations in favor of Venice.”
“The Roman sentinels such as Livy bemoaned the loss of classic virtue, which brings decadence, which brings usurpation.”
“Valerii and for Scipio Africanus (see under 'Livy').”
“Greatly as he admired Mark Twain himself, he did not think him, or, indeed, any man, good enough for "Livy," whom he considered little short of a saint.”
“Clemens realized more fully than ever that in his heart there was room for only one woman in all the world: Olivia Langdon -- "Livy," as they all called her -- and as the day of departure drew near it may be that the gentle girl had made some discoveries, too.”
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