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Livy – Roman historian – History of Rome

By |2017-09-03T22:45:24+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|

The Roman historian Titus Livy Livy was a Roman historian who was born in northern Italy about 59 BC, in the Late Republic, when Julius Caesar was just beginning his career. Livy moved to Rome and wrote his books during the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. For a while, he may have been the history teacher [...]

Second Punic War – Carthage and Rome

By |2018-04-25T10:05:10+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Hamilcar (Hannibal's father) (We know about this mainly from Polybius and Livy) The Carthaginians had a lot of trouble paying the money the Romans demanded from them after the First Punic War. So their general Hamilcar decided to take over some of southern Spain. There were rich silver mines in southern Spain that would help Carthage pay the Romans. But at the same [...]