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Livy's History of Rome (28 vols.)

by Livy

Harvard University Press 1919–1959

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Overview

Livy’s History of Rome recounts Rome’s history from its mythical founding (ca. 735 BC) to the reign of Augustus in Livy’s own day. The Latin title, Ab urbe condita libri, translates literally to “Books since the city’s founding.” Though History was originally a 142-book project, only about 35 books, roughly 25%, survived history. The style of the work shifts between a basic chronology of events and leaders and a more narrative style. Books 1–10 and 21–30 have become paradigmatic examples of Golden Age Latin.

Livy’s History of Rome contains, in 28 volumes, all of Livy’s existing works in their Loeb Classical Library editions. Each text is included in its original Latin with an English translation for side-by-side comparison. Use Logos’ language tools to go deeper into the Latin text and explore Livy’s elegance. Use the dictionary lookup tool to examine difficult English words used by the translator. If you are at all interested in the study of rhetoric, philosophy, or Latin, Livy’s History of Rome is a must.

Key Features

  • All of Livy’s existing works in English and Latin
  • Loeb Classical Library editions
  • Extensive, in-depth indexes
  • More than 60 maps and illustrations

Individual Titles

History of Rome, Volume I

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: B. O. Foster
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 244

This volume contains B. O. Foster’s English translation of books 1 and 2 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume I: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 244

This volume contains the Latin text of books 1 and 2 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume II

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: B. O. Foster
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 240

This volume contains B. O. Foster’s English translation of books 3 and 4 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume II: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 240

This volume contains the Latin text of books 3 and 4 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume III

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: B. O. Foster
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 272

This volume contains B. O. Foster’s English translation of books 5, 6, and 7 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume III: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 272

This volume contains the Latin text of books 5, 6, and 7 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume IV

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: B. O. Foster
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1926
  • Pages: 296

This volume contains B. O. Foster’s English translation of books 8, 9, and 10 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume IV: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1926
  • Pages: 296

This volume contains the Latin text of books 8, 9, and 10 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume V

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: B. O. Foster
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1929
  • Pages: 220

This volume contains B. O. Foster’s English translation of books 21 and 22 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume V: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1929
  • Pages: 220

This volume contains the Latin text of books 21 and 22 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume VI

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Frank Gardner Moore
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1940
  • Pages: 272

This volume contains Frank Gardner Moore’s English translation of books 23, 24, and 25 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume VI: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1940
  • Pages: 272

This volume contains the Latin text of books 23, 24, and 25 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume VII

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Frank Gardner Moore
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1943
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains Frank Gardner Moore’s English translation of books 26 and 27 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume VII: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1943
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains the Latin text of books 26 and 27 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume VIII

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Frank Gardner Moore
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1949
  • Pages: 296

This volume contains Frank Gardner Moore’s English translation of books 28, 29, and 30 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume VIII: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1949
  • Pages: 296

This volume contains the Latin text of books 28, 29, and 30 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume IX

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Evan T. Sage
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Pages: 312

This volume contains Evan T. Sage’s English translation of books 31, 32, 33, and 34 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume IX: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Pages: 312

This volume contains the Latin text of books 31, 32, 33, and 34 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume X

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Evan T. Sage
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Pages: 256

This volume contains Evan T. Sage’s English translation of books 35, 36, and 37 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume X: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Pages: 256

This volume contains the Latin text of books 35, 36, and 37 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XI

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Evan T. Sage
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1936
  • Pages: 213

This volume contains Evan T. Sage’s English translation of books 38 and 39 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XI: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1936
  • Pages: 213

This volume contains the Latin text of books 38 and 39 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XII

  • Author: Livy
  • Translators: Evan T. Sage and Alfred C. Schlesinger
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1938
  • Pages: 272

This volume contains Evan T. Sage and Alfred C. Schlesinger’s English translation of books 40, 41, and 42 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XII: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1938
  • Pages: 272

This volume contains the Latin text of books 40, 41, and 42 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XIII

  • Author: Livy
  • Translator: Alfred C. Schlesinger
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1951
  • Pages: 224

This volume contains Alfred C. Schlesinger’s English translation of books 43, 44, and 45 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XIII: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1951
  • Pages: 224

This volume contains the Latin text of books 43, 44, and 45 of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XIV

  • Author: Livy
  • Translators: Alfred C. Schlesinger and Julius Obsequens
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1959
  • Pages: 296

This volume contains Alfred C. Schlesinger and Julius Obsequens’s English translation of the summaries and fragments of Livy’s History of Rome.

History of Rome, Volume XIV: Latin Text

  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1959
  • Pages: 296

This volume contains the Latin text of the summaries and fragments of Livy’s History of Rome.

Product Details

  • Title: Livy’s History of Rome
  • Author: Livy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Volumes: 28
  • Pages: 7,290

About Livy

Titus Livius Patavinus or Livy (59 BC to AD 17) was born in Patavium (modern-day Padua, Italy). He grew up during the Roman civil wars, which kept him from completing advanced education. He went to Rome some time in his 20s and began to write and speak. Educated in philosophy and rhetoric, Livy never held public office or a position in the military. He was independently wealthy, which allowed him time to write. Following Augustus’ defeat of Mark Antony, Livy began writing a history of Rome from its ancient (largely mythological) foundations to his own time and the rule of Augustus. Livy tended to exaggerate the heroicism of Rome in order to support Augustus’ attempts to establish himself as the emperor of Rome.