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Livy on the Hannibalic War

D. S. Levene


This book studies Livy's Third Decade (Books 217–30), our fullest source for one of the most crucial wars of all time, the Second Punic War (also known as the Hannibalic War) between Carthage and Rome in 219–202 bc. The book is in five chapters. Chapter One examines Livy's construction of his narrative, looking at the division into ten books, his handling of chronology, and the connections he draws between the different parts of his story. Chapter Two looks at his use of literary allusion and his handling of his source-material, especially in his relationship to the earlier Greek historian Pol ... More

Keywords: Livy, Hannibalic War, narrative, allusion, characterization, battle, causation

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198152958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. S. Levene, author
Professor of Classics, New York University
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