Livy, Periochae 136-140

Titus Livius or Livy (59 BCE - 17 CE): Roman historian, author of the authorized version of the history of the Roman republic.

A large part of Livy's History of Rome since the Foundation is now lost, but fortunately we have an excerpt, called the Periochae, which helps us reconstruct the general scope. This translation was made by Jona Lendering.

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 have been included between [...].


[136-137] Of books 136 and 137, the excerpts are missing.

[136] [[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.]

[137] [[16] [Tiberius] Nero, the brother of of Drusus, subdued the Dalmatians and Pannonians.]

From Book 138

[138.1] [15] The Raetians were subdued by Tiberius Nero and Drusus, the stepsons of Caesar.

[138.2] [12] Agrippa, the son-in-law of Caesar, died.

[138.3] A census was organized by Drusus.

From Book 139

[139.1] 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.

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

From Book 140

[140.1] [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.

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