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Livy (B.C. 59-A.D. 17), the English form of Titus Livius, a celebrated Latin historian, born at Patavium (Padua), where he died after spending most of his life in Rome at the court of Augustus, his patron and friend. Out of the 142 books of his Annales, or History of Rome, only 35 remain. His style, despite a certain provincialism or ' Patavinitas," detected in it by ancient critics, is now regarded as faultless, but he is often inaccurate.