Item #010253 1533 - Leaf from the Romisch Historien (History of Rome) by Titus Livius (Livy) discussing the conflicts between Rome, Carthage, and Macedon during Punic and Macedonian Wars of the Third Century BC. Titus Livius, Livy.
1533 - Leaf from the Romisch Historien (History of Rome) by Titus Livius (Livy) discussing the conflicts between Rome, Carthage, and Macedon during Punic and Macedonian Wars of the Third Century BC

1533 - Leaf from the Romisch Historien (History of Rome) by Titus Livius (Livy) discussing the conflicts between Rome, Carthage, and Macedon during Punic and Macedonian Wars of the Third Century BC

Mainz, Germany: Johann Schoeffer, 1533. Disbound. The History of Rome, originally titled Annales, and often referred to as Ab Urbe Condita (From the Founding of the City) is a monumental history of ancient Rome, written in Latin between 27 and 9 BC by the Roman historian Titus Livius (Livy). The work covers the period from the legends concerning the arrival of Aeneas and the refugees from the fall of Troy, to the city's founding in 753 BC, the expulsion of the Kings in 509 BC, and down to Livy's own time, during the reign of the emperor Augustus.

This leaf (8” x 11½”) discusses the conflicts between Rome, Carthage, and Macedon during the Punic and Macedonian Wars of the Third Century BC. It is from a version published in Mainz by Johann Schoeffer in 1533.

It features a large illustration titled,”Wie die statt Abydos von dem konig Philippo gewunnen und jamerlich zerstort ward (“How the city of Abydos was won by King Philippo and miserably destroyed”) which showings Macedonian warriors anachronistically dressed in medieval garb laying siege to a similarly anachronistic medieval fortress identified as Abydos, Egypt. The surrounding text describes Philip the Greats destruction of both Abydos and the city of Marona in Thrace, just before he was defeated by the Romans at the Battle of Cynoscephalae and forced to sue for a humiliating peace. Very good. Item #010253

Price: $100.00