Asteroid 13772, Livius, was discovered on September 18, 1998 by Eric W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. It has a period of 5 years, 93 days and is slightly less than 6 miles in diameter.

It was named for the Roman historian Titus Livius (aka Livy; 59 BCE--17), known for his monumental 142-book work Ab urbe condita (From the Founding of the City"). Only Books 1 to 10 and 21 to 45 have survived. Book 22 contains the account of the defeat of Roman forces by the Carthaginian general Hannibal at the Battle of Trasimeno Lake.

Titus Livius (Livy)

The meaning of asteroid Livius seems to be conflicts that go on and on.

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