Livy  [ca. 60 BCE-17 CE]

Latin historian whose 142 volume history of the city of Rome [Ab Urbe Condita] became a classic in his lifetime & influenced later writers of history. Only 35 volumes survive. A politically independent man of wealth, Titus Livius' writing focused on morality & character development, traits that won him the support of Augustus who invited him to tutor the young Claudius.

[Edition used: Livy. Ab Urbe Condita Book 41 (in Loeb Classical Library: Livy vol. 12) Ed. E. T. Sage & A. C. Schlesinger. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1938.]

References: Josephus, Antiquities 14.68.

Other resources on line:

Perspective on the World of Jesus

Copyright 1999-2017 by Mahlon H. Smith
All rights reserved.

an American Theological Library Association Selected Religion Website
OCLC catalog no.: 62046512