As well as editing the translation of livys the war with hannibal she translated livys rome and italy plinys letters the letters of abelard and heloise and erasmuss praise of folly and also wrote the introduction to horaces complete odes and epodes all for the penguin classics. Book 21 from saguntum to the trebia 211i consider myself at liberty to commence what is only a section of my history with a prefatory remark such as most writers have placed at the very beginning of their works namely that the war i am about to describe is the most memorable of any that have ever been waged i mean the war which the carthaginians under hannibals leadership waged with . Titus livius patavinus anglicized as livy 59 bce 17 ce was a roman historian who wrote a monumental history 142 books of rome and the roman people this book contains books xxi xxx of the history covering the second punic war to the 202 bce defeat of hannibal at zama. Livys great history of rome contains in books 21 to 30 the definitive ancient account of hannibals invasion of italy in 218 bc and the war he fought with the romans over the following sixteen years livys gripping storytelling vividly conveys the drama of the great battles and individuals as well as events are brought powerfully to slifethis new translation captures the brilliance of
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