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Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus.

The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history. Most scholars believe Titus Livy was born sometime between 64 and 59 BC. He is estimated to have died between AD 12 to 17, leaving behind one of the most complete works on ancient Rome available to modern historians.

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The horrible book

The worst book I have ever listened to. Narrative is bad, subject would be interesting if you can get through the way it was written and read by.

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  • 11-18-18

Takes patient attention.

A very important document. The only thing wrong I found are the datings in the fragments where the reader has mistaken AUC for BC, for example, Book xlvi, the reader says 586 BC, however it is AUC, or from the founding of the city 753 BC, so what is here called 586 BC is actually 166BC. Confusing it you did not figure it out.

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  • M A Courtney
  • 02-28-21

performance so poor

so sad about this reading, he robotically pumps thru this book at high speed. no feeling, straight off the page he reads without emotion. even slowed to .75 a lot of the picture is lost. so many of these ancient books have great readers but not this . it’s such a shame because the only alternative is the painful foghorn leghorn style alternative American reading.
A classic, interesting book severely reduced by an uninterested reader.

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  • 09-29-19

Magnificent & momentus, with Romanesque delivery.

It is truly a privilege to be included, through this recording, among those people who have become familiar with the complete surviving works of Livy’s The History of Rome. It is unquestionably one of the great histories, and one of the great works of antiquity. This recording gives the listener not only an exceptional understanding of Ancient Roman history, but an appreciation of how the Romans saw themselves as they grew to dominate the Mediterranean World. The recording is delivered by Alastair Cameron in a direct and non-emotive manner, which brings to mind the Roman priority given to manly virtue, and which creates the effect of listening to Livy’s style as well as his substance. A copy of the books themselves is likely to assist the listener, as well as access to maps of the locations involved.

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  • Rowan Crouch
  • 12-25-20

priceless

This is a history of Rome told by a Roman himself. The narrator has a very appropriate voice for the job. If you find it too long you could skip to the second Punic war. I have greater understanding and respect for the Romans now and other ancient peoples.