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Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus.

The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history. Most scholars believe Titus Livy was born sometime between 64 and 59 BC. He is estimated to have died between AD 12 to 17, leaving behind one of the most complete works on ancient Rome available to modern historians.

Public Domain (P)2018 A.R.N. Publications

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Takes patient attention.

A very important document. The only thing wrong I found are the datings in the fragments where the reader has mistaken AUC for BC, for example, Book xlvi, the reader says 586 BC, however it is AUC, or from the founding of the city 753 BC, so what is here called 586 BC is actually 166BC. Confusing it you did not figure it out.

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performance so poor

so sad about this reading, he robotically pumps thru this book at high speed. no feeling, straight off the page he reads without emotion. even slowed to .75 a lot of the picture is lost. so many of these ancient books have great readers but not this . it’s such a shame because the only alternative is the painful foghorn leghorn style alternative American reading.
A classic, interesting book severely reduced by an uninterested reader.

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  • James Douglas Wingate
  • 27-01-22

A Fascinating 126 Hours of Listening

Judging the accuracy of Edmunds’ and McDevitt’s translation is beyond my ability, but it is certainly beautiful. Cameron’s reading is very good, although his voice often seems somewhat “tight” or strained. As presented, the recording is eighty-eight hours long; however, 70% is a comfortable listening speed, so the work is really about 126 hours long.

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  • Sudeep stauble
  • 22-10-21

Navigation is atrocious!

It’s a Pity this is the only complete copy of Livy’s History. As a work of historiography, it’s one of the most comprehensive accounts of early Roman history from antiquity. And as a subject as a whole, Rome is by far my all-time favorite civilization to study, and I’d even go as far as admitting Ira an obsession. These are the only reasons I haven’t rated this recording lower! Narration is poor, navigation is abysmal! Good luck using it as a reference guide

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  • Christopher Kinney
  • 30-05-22

Narrator is pretty good

narrator is pretty good, atleast he's not mono tone and boring like most other history narrators are. This is as far as I understand and exact translation so don't expect any context or to understand it at all if you haven't done prior research, the Roman people at the time it was written would have understood it but we are 2000 years removed from their time

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  • Amanda
  • 22-08-18

The horrible book

The worst book I have ever listened to. Narrative is bad, subject would be interesting if you can get through the way it was written and read by.

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