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Tito Lívio

Data de nascimento: 59 a.C.
Data de falecimento: 17 d.C.
Outros nomes: Livius

Tito Lívio , conhecido simplesmente como Lívio, é o autor da obra histórica intitulada Ab urbe condita , onde tenta relatar a história de Roma desde o momento tradicional da sua fundação 753 a.C. até ao início do século I da Era Cristã, mencionando desde os reis de Roma, tanto os primeiros como os Tarquínios. Wikipedia

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„The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.“

—  Livy

Introduction to Ab urbe condita (trans. Aubrey de Sélincourt, 1960)
Contexto: The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.
I hope my passion for Rome's past has not impaired my judgement, for I do honestly believe that no country has ever been greater or purer than ours or richer in good citizens and noble deeds...

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