Essays Tagged: "Livy"

Who were the Celtic peoples?

omans in fact had sent three envoys to the beseiged Etruscans to study this new force. We know from Livy's The Early History of Rome that this first encounter with Rome was quite civilized:[The Celts ... resented problems for the Roman senate, since the Fabian family was quite powerful in Rome. Indeed, Livy says that:The party structure would allow no resolution to be made against such noblemanm as ju ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Short essay in roman civ.

s were eventually killed.In addition to the loss of land, the chaos in society was added to by what Livy explained as the moral decline of the Roman populous. Livy believes this to be related to the w ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Cultural Achievements of the Italian Renaissance.

so students studied classical authors, philosophers and mathematicians, for example: Ovia, Cicero, Livy, Plato and Aristotle. More progress could be made now that learning was not entirely based upon ...

(3 pages) 52 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

To What Extent Does Livy Meet The Aims Of His Pref

Livy intends to write an extensive piece of work about Rome's entire history, and so decides to expr ... laces, which were intended to depict the work as seeming worthy of the reader's attention. Although Livy shares arguments from other authors there are certain innovations, which tell us more about his ... other authors there are certain innovations, which tell us more about his intentions.In his preface Livy states that the best benefit of history is "that you contemplate instructive instances of every ...

(6 pages) 1941 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT EARLY ROME?

rthy. It is essential to look at each source very carefully and compare each of them. For instance, Livy was at the same time our best and worst source. Livy almost copied other historians' works, but ... he same time, all of their works did not survive, so we are not sure if their works were similar to Livy's in the first place. Thus, Livy's work is more fiction than facts. Moreover, the time between ...

(7 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

How is the allegory of the cave in Plato's Republic a good example of hubris; and how is hubris portrayed in Livy's, Thucydides', and Euripides' respective works of literature?

egory of the cave in Plato’s Republic a good example of hubris; and how is hubris portrayed in Livy’s, Thucydides’, and Euripides’ respective works of literature?Hubris is an impor ... in the cave allegory from Plato’s Republic, but also in parts of Euripides’ The Bacchae, Livy’s The Early History of Rome, and in Thucydides’ On Justice Power and Human Nature, an ...

(5 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Punic Wars, Hannibal

he Punic Wars, in particular the Second Punic War, there are two main sources of data, Polybius and Livy. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Livy's work was written over a hundred years after t ... dred years after the war, is arguably biased and contains historical inaccuracies. Brunt has termed Livy's work, where it is not supported by Polybius, as mere "annalistic invention" (Brunt, 1971, 19) ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 May/2011

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

is livy an accurate historian?

Does Livy have a consistent standard of historical accuracy in Books 1-5?In books 1-5 of the Ab Urbe Cond ... have a consistent standard of historical accuracy in Books 1-5?In books 1-5 of the Ab Urbe Condita, Livy sets down in detail the foundation of Rome and tells the story right through to the defeat by t ... etail the foundation of Rome and tells the story right through to the defeat by the Gauls in 390BC. Livy draws on a number of sources to create his history and is the only ancient author to attempt th ...

(9 pages) 2 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Latin Language & Literature

History and what is teaches us

e Founders shared the view of the classical Greek and Roman historians, like Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy and Tacitus. The study of history has a moral purpose. We are awash in sea of information and a ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues