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Livy: Periochae 134-142


Titus Livius or Livy (59 BCE - 17 CE): Roman historian, author of the authorized version of the history of the Roman republic. Many of the 142 books of  the History of Rome from its beginning are now lost; however, we do have an excerpt, the Periochae.
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Ex libro CXXXIV

C. Caesar rebus compositis et omnibus provinciis in certam formam redactis Augustus quoque cognominatus est; et mensis Sextilis in honorem eius appellatus est.

Cum ille conventum Narbone egit, census a tribus Galliis, quas Caesar pater vicerat, actus.

Bellum adversus Basternas et Moesos et alias gentes a M. Crasso [lacuna] referuntur.

From book 134

[27] When Gaius Caesar [Octavian] had settled all affairs and all provinces had been solidly organized, he was called Augustus; in his honor, the month Sextilis received the same name.

When he was holding assizes at Narbonne, he conducted a census in the three provinces of Gaul, which his father Caesar had subdued.

An account is given of the war fought by Marcus Crassus against the Basterni, Moesians and other peoples.

Ex libro CXXXV

Bellum a M. Crasso adversus Thracas et a Caesare adversus Hispanos gestum refertur, et Salassi, gens Alpina, perdomiti.

From book 135

[25] An account is given of the wars fought against the Thracians by Marcus Crassus and against the Hispanians by Caesar [Augustus]; the Salassi, a tribe from the Alps, were also subdued.

Librorum CXXXVI et CXXXVII
periochae desunt.

Pax cum Parthis facta est signis a rege eorum, quae sub Crasso et postea sub Antonio capta erant, redditis.

Dalmatas et Pannonios Nero, frater Drusi, subegit.
 

From books 136 and 137
the excerpts are missing.*
[20] Peace was made with the Parthians and the standards, which had been lost by Crassus and later by Marc Antony, were received back from their king.

[16] [Tiberius] Nero, the brother of of Drusus, subdued the Dalmatians and Pannonians.

Ex libro CXXXVIII

Raeti a Tib. Nerone et Druso, Caesaris privignis, domiti. Agrippa, Caesaris gener, mortuus.

A Druso census actus est.

From book 138

[15] The Raetians were subdued by Tiberius Nero and Drusus, the stepsons of Caesar [Augustus]. [12] Agrippa, the son-in-law of Caesar [Augustus], died.

A census was organized by Drusus.

Ex libro CXXXIX

Civitates Germaniae cis Rhenum et trans Rhenum positae oppugnantur a Druso, et tumultus, qui ob censum exortus in Gallia erat, componitur.

Ara dei Caesaris ad confluentem Araris et Rhodani dedicata, sacerdote creato C. Iulio Vercondaridubno Aeduo.

From book 139

The Germanic tribes living on this side of the Rhine and across the Rhine were attacked by Drusus, and the uprising in Gaul, caused by the census, was suppressed.

An altar was dedicated to the divine Caesar at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône, and a priest was appointed, Gaius Julius Vercondaridubnus.

Ex libro CXL

Thraces domiti a L. Pisone; item Cherusci, Tencteri, Chauci aliaeque Germanorum trans Rhenum gentes subactae a Druso referuntur.

Octavia, soror Augusti, defuncta, ante amisso filio Marcello cuius monimenta sunt theatrum et porticus nomine eius dicata.

From book 140

[11] The Thracians were subdued by Lucius Piso; an account is given of the subjugation of the Cherusci, Tencteri, Chauci and other Germanic people across the Rhine by Drusus.

Octavia, the sister of Augustus, died, after losing her son Marcellus, whose monuments are the theater and the portico dedicated in his name.

Ex libro CXLI

Bellum adversus transrhenanas gentes a Druso gestum refertur. In quo inter primores pugnaverunt Chumstinctus et Avectius, tribuni ex civitate Nerviorum.

Dalmatas et Pannonios Nero, frater Drusi, subegit.

Pax cum Parthis facta est signis a rege eorum, quae sub Crasso et postea sub Antonio capta erant, redditis.

From book 141

[10] An account is given of the war that Drusus fought against the peoples across the Rhine. Among other important people fighting over there were Chumstinctus and Avectius, military tribunes from the tribe of the Nervians.

[16] [Tiberius] Nero, the brother of of Drusus, subdued the Dalmatians and Pannonians.

[20] Peace was made with the Parthians and the standards, which had been lost by Crassus and later by Marc Antony, were received back from their king.*

Ex libro CXLII

Bellum adversus Germanorum trans Rhenum civitates gestum a Druso refertur. Ipse ex fractura, equo super crus eius conlapso XXX die quam id acciderat, mortuus. Corpus a Nerone fratre, qui nuntio valetudinis evocatus raptim adcucurrerat, Romam pervectum et in tumulo C. Iuli reconditum. Laudatus est a Caesare Augusto vitrico. Et supremis eius plures honores dati.

From book 142

[9] An account is given of the war that Drusus fought against the German tribes across the Rhine. He died from a fracture caused by the fall of his horse on his leg, thirty days after the accident. His body was brought to Rome by his brother [Tiberius] Nero, who had hurriedly arrived when he had received news about the illness; the body was buried in the tomb of Gaius Julius [Augustus]. The eulogy was pronounced by his stepfather Caesar Augustus. During the funeral, many distinctions were conferred on him.

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The fourth-century epitomator believed that the text of the Periochae of Books 136 and 137 were missing, but probably, they are included as two lines in the Summary of Book 141, which are printed here in brown-red.
 
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