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History of Rome, volume 1

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The first volume of Titus Livius' History of Rome is a comprehensive and engaging look at the early days of Roman civilization. Livius carefully details the founding of Rome, its legendary kings, and the rise of the Roman Republic. His writing is both informative and entertaining, drawing readers in with vivid descriptions and dramatic storytelling.

One of the strengths of this book is Livius' attention to detail and his ability to bring ancient Rome to life. He provides valuable insights into the political, social, and religious structures of early Rome, as well as the key figures who shaped its destiny. Livius also delves into the conflicts and conquests that defined the early Roman Empire, offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of ancient warfare.

Overall, History of Rome, volume 1 is a must-read for anyone interested in Roman history or the roots of Western civilization. Livius' writing is accessible and engaging, making this book a valuable resource for both scholars and casual readers alike. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of Rome's rich and complex past.

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The History of Rome is a history of ancient Rome, written in Latin by Livy between 27 and 9 BC, covering the period from the supposed arrival of Aeneas and the Trojansall the way to the time of Augustus, finishing with the death of Drusus, contemporary to Livy himself. Only 35 of the 142 books written by the author arrived to our times. This translation, by the Rev Canon William Masfen Roberts, was published in six volumes as part of the Everyman's Library Collection. - Summary by Leni

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