Testimonies in comparison: Livy and Polybius

The conquest of Agrigento has been handed down to us by the precious writings of the historians of the time, who recounted it with meticulous precision and different perspectives depending on where they came from.
Polybius, a Greek historian, focused his stories on the majesty of the conquered city, a symbol of power and beauty; on the other hand, Livy, a Roman historian, focused on the tactics and battles that led his countrymen to conquer the much coveted island of Sicily.