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The History of Rome, Books XXI-XXX by Titus Livy
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May 04, 2008

bookshelves: classics, non-fiction, before-christ

With so many books by ancient authors about the military splendour of Rome this is one of the few available where the reader can open to virtually any page and get a nice dose of them getting kicked in the gonads.

Livy handles Hannibal's repeated and ingenious defeats of the Romans in a beautiful, bloody manner. To be fair, the time period in question was considerably before the Romans earned their chops as conquerors without equal. When they were fighting the Carthaginians they were still sort of just regional bullies.

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