Livy's History Notes

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An Invitation

There’s no place like Rome. Founded in 753 BC, according to legend by the city’s first king, Romulus, it was the world’s headquarters for over a thousand years during the Empire. The city contains layers upon layers of archeological treasures. A center of art and architecture, culture and cuisine, Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world.

I invite you on a three-month journey inside Rome and beyond through the journal of your tour guide, Kristin, her husband, and your driver, Andrew, and their six-month-old English springer spaniel, Titus Livius—Livy for short. Yes, you read that right, they are traveling with a six-month-old puppy, and that’s not half as funny as the tales you will read along the way.

This isn’t Kristin and Andrew’s first rodeo. In fact, they have traveled together to over one hundred countries, so you will be in their good, capable hands. Kristin was a Classical Humanities major at The Ohio State University and has carried a passion for history with her throughout their travels. She continues to be an avid student of history, as is evident in the bibliography that follows, and she has a true gift for bringing history to life in an interesting and entertaining way. In addition to travel and history, Kristin and Andrew are avid foodies. Throughout your journey, you will read some mouthwatering descriptions of feasts you can almost taste.

Speaking of food, your journey’s icing on the cake is a trip through Greece. Located at the geographic and historic crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization. The territory was annexed by Rome from 146 BC, thus becoming an integral part of Rome’s vast empire.

This promises to be a wonderful journey with all the spectacular sights you will see, the interesting history you will learn, and the engaging culture you will experience. Come join them for a fun, funny, and fantastic trip through Rome, Greece, and history. We’ll leave the driving to Andrew!

Tom Henz

Publication date
June 29, 2021
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
20 MB