Titus Livius (64/59 BC – AD 12/17)


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bust of Livy, the Roman Historian

Ab Urbe Condita

Titus Livius was from the Po River Valley and was supposedly criticized by Augustus for his provincial conservatism or pativinitas. He lived from around 64 BC to 17 A.D.

His monumental work “From the City’s Founding” does not survive in large portions .

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Ab Urbe Condita Manuscript (1493)


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