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Livy, Book XXI: Bk.21 [Paperback]

Livy , P. Walsh
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1 April 2013 0862921783 978-0862921781
Book XXI of Livy's history of Rome is one of the most frequently read either in its entirety or in extracts, for it includes Carthaginian campaigns in Spain and Hannibal's momentous crossing of the Alps to invade Italy.P.G. Walsh's edition is designed specifically for use by students at A-Level. The commentary explains points of historical and literary importance, and elucidates grammatical peculiarities and passages of unusual difficulty. The introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography as a whole, and deals in particular with Book XXI. There is a full vocabulary as well as an index of names and illustrative maps and plans.

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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury 3PL (1 April 2013)
  • Language: Latin
  • ISBN-10: 0862921783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862921781
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 13.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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P.G Walsh is honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Classics department of the University of Glasgow. He has prepared translations of both "The Satyricon" and "The Golden Ass," and is the author of "Livy: His Historical Aims and Methods" (also published by Bloomsbury).

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hannibal Crosses the Alps in Latin 18 Jan 2004
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Book XXI of the historian’s epic work features the beginning of the Second Punic War (also known as the Hannibalic War). He sets the scene for Hannibal’s daring crossing of the Alps and subsequent invasion of Italy, complete with the panic that gripped the Romans and the men they sent forth to stop him. Walsh is in the forefront of Livian scholarship as this edition with its comprehensive commentary, filled with historical context and perspective, demonstrates. This volume (commentary but not translation, mind you; for translation there is a superb Penguin edition by Aubrey de Sélincourt) also includes a useful vocabularly listing in the back, and is excellent for any student of Livy and Latin literature.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect Synopsis 19 July 2003
The synopsis accompanying this book's listing cannot possibly be correct. Livy's Book 21 details the beginning of the Hannibalic War -- from Hannibal's crossing of the Ebro through his crossing of the Alps (on elephants!), and finally to his defeating the Romans at Trebia. We owe PGWalsh a wealth of gratitude for his dedication to Livy-- and for the abundant intellectual fruits of that dedication.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Livy Book XXI of the the Ab Urbe Condita - Start of the 2nd Punic War 5 Jan 2009
By Mithridates VI of Pontus - Published on Amazon.com
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Titus Livius (59BC-17 AD) was a famous Roman historian who wrote the magnificent Ab Urbe Condita (which covers Roman history from its founding until the reign of Augustus). Livy covered the history of the Punic War in books XXI-XXX. Sadly, both Livy's books on the First and Third Punic War are lost. This Bristol Classical Press LATIN TEXT edition of Livy's Book XXI covers the beginning of the Second Punic War, the character of Hannibal, and the historical events of Rome up till the reactions in Rome after the Roman catastrophe at the Battle of Trebia. Livy is a pretty good military historian and besides the copious battle scenes by far the most interesting parts of the history are his lists of bad omens that the inhabitants of Rome see after the defeat at Trebia (the Disaster and long occupation of the Italian Peninsula is to come) and Livy's elaborate battle exhortations and speeches of Hannibal and his Roman opposition.

This Latin Text edition has a superb general introduction and Book XXI specific introduction by P. J. Walsh, a wonderful vocabulary list, further reading list, chronological table, an extremely helpful and extensive notes that help with cultural references and general grammatical explanation, and some a helpful maps (Battle of Trebbia, Sicily, Hannibal's Invasion route) and diagrams (Hannibal Crossing the Alps). This is an absolutely must read (for the layman pick up a copy of the English translation - Penguin, Loeb, etc) for anyone interested in Roman History. This Latin Text edition is a must for anyone who wants to do real research on Livy's monumental Ab Urbe Condita and understand a vital period of Roman Republican history.
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor for pedagogy 5 Sep 2014
By A. Morehouse - Published on Amazon.com
The actual introduction and editing of the text is sound. That being said, the notes are next to useless for pedagogical purposes. The commentary provides notes that no student cares about nor is it helpful for translation for them. For someone who knows Livy's style and Latin grammar thoroughly, it will be fine but for the common Latin student, it does not help in making the Latin accessible. Unfortunately, it is one of the only editions around.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not satisfied 12 Feb 2011
By Hanno - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought what I thought would be a "good" condition book, as it said it was. However, after about a week of use 20 pages fell out because the binding had been that bad when I received it. Otherwise a good book, and I don't mind erasing the pencil marks I find in it. The condition is no where near "good", though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Schmender 14 July 2013
By Austin Hannigan - Published on Amazon.com
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I is loves book. it got greeeen cover n other stuffs? When I buys this it is best book i
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