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The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.




Titus Livy, 59 BC-17 AD. Roman Historian, History, Book III, sec. 39

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Titus Livius Patavinus – often rendered as Titus Livy, or simply Livy (/ˈlɪvi/), in English language sources – was a Roman historian. He wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people – Ab Urbe Condita Libri (Books from the Foundation of the City) – covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own lifetime. He was on familiar terms with members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, advising Augustus's grandnephew, the future emperor Claudius, as a young man not long before 14 AD in a letter to take up the writing of history.

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