The Negligent Historian: ‘Howlers’ in Livy

  title={The Negligent Historian: ‘Howlers’ in Livy},
  author={P. G. Walsh},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={83 - 88}
  • P. G. Walsh
  • Published 1 March 1958
  • History
  • Greece and Rome
TheAb Vrbe Condita of Livy has been on many counts justly criticized as defective. The inaccuracy of his battle accounts, the vagueness of his geography, the occasional confusion caused by his failure to reconcile divergent accounts in his sources, the distortion of history through the excessive partiality shown to one or other of his ‘heroes’, and in general the highly rhetorical nature not only of his speeches but also of his dramatic narrations, which inevitably causes distortion—all these… 
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