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.
Best-known as one half of Westcott-Hort, the team that produced the acclaimed Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament, Brooke Foss Westcott was also a minister and prolific writer, as well as an eminent biblical scholar. This collection fleshes out that scholarship with pastoral, as well as academic, works on studying and interpreting Scripture.