By John Briscoe

Books 38-40 of Livy's historical past of Rome conceal the years 189-179 BC. They comprise recognized and much-discussed episodes: the rigors of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. different awesome issues defined are the tip of the conflict with the Aetolian League and Manlius Vulso's crusade in Asia Minor, the censorship of the elder Cato, and the deadly quarrel within the Macedonian royal apartment. This statement, conceived at the comparable scale as Briscoe's prior commentaries on Books 31-33 and 34-37, goals to explain old, literary, textual, and linguistic facets of Livy's narrative. while Polybius, Livy's major resource for occasions within the Hellenistic international, complete references to the correct passages of the previous are given, with quotation of the hole and shutting phrases. a considerable creation discusses assets and techniques of composition, language and elegance, the manuscripts, the calendar and chronology, Roman coverage in northern Italy, and the Roman legions of the period.

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