Discuss Livy’s use of sources for early Rome. Does he accept these stories as fact? How critical is he of his sources, and what is the nature of these criticisms?

Discuss Livy’s use of sources for early Rome. Does he accept these stories as fact? How critical is he of his sources, and what is the nature of these criticisms? What would you say is his methodology for writing about events that happened before recorded history and does this differ substantially from the approach of Herodotus?

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