Who is Livy?

  • (noun): 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).
    Synonyms: Titus Livius

Livy

Titus Livius Patavinus (59 BC – AD 17)—known as Livy in English—was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people. Ab Urbe Condita Libri, "Books from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. He was on familiar terms with the Julio-Claudian family, advising Augustus's grandnephew, the future emperor Claudius, as a young man not long before 14 AD in a letter to take up the writing of history. Livy and Augustus's wife, Livia, were from the same clan in different locations, although not related by blood.

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Livy - Dates
... authority supplying information from which possible vital data on Livy can be deduced is Eusebius of Caesaria, a bishop of the early Catholic Church ... Livy's dates appear in Jerome's Chronicon ... the impression of a standard set of dates for Livy ...
Alternate History Comics - History of Alternate History Literature - Antiquity and Medieval
... The earliest known example of an alternate history is Book IX, sections 17–19, of Livy's Ab Urbe condita ... Livy contemplated an alternative 4th century BCE in which Alexander the Great expanded his empire westward instead of eastward Livy asked, "What would have been the ...
Mark Twain: The Musical - Plot Synopsis - Act Two
... The Act opens with Twain and Livy in London at a performance of his A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court before Queen Victoria ... admits that she has been really “quite amused”, and Livy tells her husband that God is the only famous person he has yet to meet ... They long to return home, but Livy insists that they stay abroad until all their debts are paid ...
Battle Of Suessula
... The Battle of Suessula was according to the Roman historian Livy (59 BC – AD 17) the third and last battle between the Samnites and the Roman Republic in 343 BC ... According to Livy's description of the battle in Book Seven of his history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita, the Samnites gathered their army at Suessula, at the eastern edge of Campania ... Modern historians believe however that Livy's description of this battle is entirely invented by him and his sources, the historicity of the battle itself has also been questioned ...