Livy Writing Style
Livy an ancient Roman historian during the times the Roman Empire was built, born into the 59 BCE. He Wrote 142 books about the early Rome up into his present years. The books 1-5 were called The Early History of Rome. As I read Livy chapters 1-5 multiple question came to mind, which made me a little confused. The writing style of Livy is very hard to understand for me. One minute he may have my attention and then I my mind begin to wonder. It can be that I’m reading the books from the links we were provided because I haven’t been to purchase the book ever since they were out of stock. Until I read the English version, he will begin to talk about something and then stop and come back to it, although it was very informative and straight to the point.
Livy wanted to give a clear understanding to the upcoming Romans. His work is considered one of the most reliable sources for information about the early Rome. He was sure to teach a lesson to fellow Romans. In sequence with the Roman history it went in order from rise, fall and rebirth. His “rebirth” stage was giving a clearly understanding on how things were in the ancient Roman times. Livy work seems like he was trying to make it within romans best interest to understand these important events that happened. Some people said he wrote like a poet seeking people’s best interest, straight forward, easy to read and entertaining. That’s the only reason I would have been able to read these books.
Usually if you pick up a book today about from the B.C.E’s it’s really hard to understand. Most historians work isn’t as clear so you would never really understand. Anything you read that you don’t understand I guarantee you will forget what you have read. We should have a class discussion on the books of Livy. Therefor we can have a better understanding. As I read some of the books it became similar to some of the things we discussed in class, such as the seven kings and Servius Tullius. Which I...