Rome and the Mediterranean by Titus Livius
Part III: 178-167 B.C.
Books XLI through XLV
The Third Macedonian War
Suggested Talking Points (incl. leftovers from the last chat)
- Cato the Censor (XXXIX.40 ff.)
- Three deaths: Philopoemen, Hannibal, Scipio Africanus (XXXIX.49 ff.)
- The geo-political aspects of the war / war preparations / the levy for the war and the centurions' complaints (XLII.29 ff.)
- Perseus (all aspects) / The role of Eumenes
- Livy's flights of fancy: example, first paragraph of XLII.49, Publius Licinius setting out.
- Events leading up to and the battle of Pydna
- Popilius and the circle in the sand around Antiochus (XLV.12) (13 through 16 not in the Penguin edition!)
- Paulus's sightseeing tour (XLV.27)
- Marcus Servilius advocating Paulus being allowed to triumph (XLV.37)
You might want to look at background history, both in print and online.
Get ready for the next book after Livy:
February 15 & March 6
Memoirs of Hadrian
by Marguerite Yourcenar