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Livy : reconstructing early Rome

Author: Gary B Miles
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a range of critical approaches, Miles considers Livy's stance as a historian, the ways in which he reworked his sources, and his interpretation of such historical phenomena as recurrence, continuity, and chance. Miles focuses on the foundation stories with which Livy begins his account, detecting in Livy's rendition certain original conceptions of historical time, including the suggestion that Roman
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Livy.; Livy; Livy; Tite-Live.; Tite-Live; Livy.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary B Miles
ISBN: 0801430607 9780801430602
OCLC Number: 31658236
Description: xi, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. History and Memory in Livy's Narrative --
2. The Cycle of Roman History in Livy's First Pentad --
3. Maiores, Conditores, and Livy's Perspective on the Past --
4. Foundation and Ideology in Livy's Narrative of Romulus and Remus --
5. The First Roman Marriage and the Theft of the Sabine Women.
Responsibility: Gary B. Miles.

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"Miles's book is well informed by an excellent knowledge of Roman culture and literature for the period ca. 60-20 B.C."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review "In this challenging book Miles argues that Livy's Read more...

 
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