A Companion to Livy by Mineo, Bernard

By Mineo, Bernard

A significant other to Livy includes a selection of essays representing the main up to date foreign scholarship at the existence and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from best Livian students from round the world
  • Presents for the 1st time a brand new interpretation of Livy's historic philosophy, which represents a key to an total interpretation of Livy's physique of work
  • Includes stories of Livy's paintings from an Indo-European comparative aspect
  • Provides the main smooth reviews on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the background of early Rome

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Tex V2 - 08/05/2014 12:32pm Page 10 Marielle de Franchis Livy Decade III Ta Books 21–30 Books 26–30 Σ P ? R M x B ? 2 V θ E X L Ap? J H Stemma for the Second Decade M44 (or Mediceus) was copied at Corbie, or at Tours for Corbie (von Büren 1996, 60), at the end of the ninth century, first directly from P and then from R (Reeve 1996c, 88 n. 53; Busonero 2004, 34). It never went further than 30, 26, 10 (Reeve 1987a, 160). C45 (or Colbertinus), copied at Cluny at the end of the tenth century (von Büren, 1996, 59–63), is the only known manuscript that derives from P independently from R and transmits all the Decade.

1. 7; Pomp. Mela 2. 60; Plin. Ep. 1. 14. 6). Asinius Pollio, according to Quintilian (Inst. 1. 5. 56), mentioned, somewhat ironically, Livy’s patauinitas. However, it is difficult to know whether he only wanted to underline certain stylistic aspects of his work or poke fun at the moral tone of his Roman history (Ogilvie 1965a, 5; Syme [1939] 1939, 485–6; 1959, 76). Miles (1995, 51) remains prudent on the subject, but suggests that Pollio’s little barb implies, at the very least, that Livy’s point of view was felt to be that of an outsider, historiographically as well as socially speaking.

Bayet and G. Baillet (1947, XVII) and also R. M. tex V2 - 08/12/2014 10:44am Page xxxv xxxv had started writing his Roman history soon before or after the battle of Actium. Thus, J. Bayet has Livy begin writing the first books in 33–32 BC and working on the end of the first pentad in 31–29 BC. A new edition of the first pentad (around the year 25 BC) would have enabled Livy to add his preface and a few extra details (such as the title Cæsare Augustus). According to T. J. Luce, the first pentad would already have been completed by 27 BC; R.

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