HIEU102 Source Assignment --- Week One - Livy and early Rome

HIEU102 Source Assignment --- Week One - Livy and early...

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Liam Boogar A07351930 Due:2007, October 10 th Week One-Source Analysis Assignment 1. In his preface, Livy jokes that fame is the desire of most historians, who take on the task of recording a history; however, Livy makes it clear what he would like readers to take away from his works. Livy points out subjects which readers should “devote…earnest attention: the life and morals of the community; the men and the qualities by which…. Dominion was won and extended.” In addition, Livy puts much emphasis on the “decay” of Roman standards of living and society in general. Lastly, Livy seems to put emphasis in his works to helping readers see through the myths. As he explains stories, he does not withhold the common legend, but instead adds his own commentaries and suggestions as to the origin of the myth and possible truths that could be taken from them. Livy also recognizes that his works will most likely not be appreciated by a contemporary Roman, but more by the scholars and readers of future generations. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course HIEU 102 taught by Professor Miano during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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