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Livy's Political Philosophy: Power and Personality in Early Rome (Hardback)
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Livy's Political Philosophy: Power and Personality in Early Rome (Hardback)

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Hardback 217 Pages / Published: 18/05/2015
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This volume explores the political implications of the first five books of Livy's celebrated history of Rome, challenging the common perception of the author as an apolitical moralist. Ann Vasaly argues that Livy intended to convey through the narration of particular events crucial lessons about the interaction of power and personality, including the personality of the Roman people as a whole. These lessons demonstrate the means by which the Roman republic flourished in the distant past and by which it might be revived in Livy's own corrupt time. Written at the precise moment when Augustus' imperial autocracy was replacing the republican system that had existed in Rome for almost 500 years, the stories of the first pentad offer invaluable insight into how republics and monarchies work. Vasaly's innovative study furthers the integration in recent scholarship of the literary brilliance of Livy's text and the seriousness of its purpose.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107065673
Number of pages: 217
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 20 mm

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