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.
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First compiled in 1888, this long-running English-German and German-English dual dictionary is perhaps better known as Cassell’s German Dictionary, which is one of today’s most widely-used German-English dictionaries in the world. This 1906 revised and enlarged edition features over 1,300 pages and separate dictionaries for German-English and English-German articles, and is exactly the same as Cassell’s New German Dictionary from 1909. Heath’s German-English Dictionary was compiled by the best linguists in both languages, first overseen by Elizabeth Weir, and later edited and revised by Karl Hermann Bruel, a renowned Cambridge scholar in foreign language pedagogy, who would remain an editor for each subsequent edition of Cassel’s German Dictionary for nearly 30 years.