By Mineo, Bernard
A spouse to Livy includes a choice of essays representing the main up to date overseas scholarship at the lifestyles 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 reports of Livy's paintings from an Indo-European comparative aspect
- Provides the main sleek stories on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the background of early Rome
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Grecs et Romains aux prises avec l’histoire, 540–547. Rennes: PUR. Syme, R. (1939) 1987. The Roman Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Syme, R. 1955. S. 157 ff. Syme, R. 1959. ” HSPh 64: 76 ff. Walsh P. G. (1961)1963. Livy: His Historical Aims and Methods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 190), shows how ancient readers were impressed by the immensity of Livy’s work, of which only Books 1–10 and 21–45 are available today. The sheer volume of the work,1 which from late Antiquity probably caused both its fragmentation and the disappearance of most of it, accounts for its being circulated in various forms adapted to the different types of readership2 : one could read Livy complete, in groups of books, or in a reduced form, as excerpts (Excerpta) or summaries3 (Periochae).
Even if one accepts the idea of a second edition, it is extremely unlikely that Livy started working on his Roman history much later than that date, a period in history that also witnessed the birth of Virgil’s Æneid, a work whose ideological intentions seem very close to Livy’s. Livy’s narrative began with a short reminder of the legendary origins of the city and ended in 9 BC with Drusus’ death. It is likely that this is not when the author had initially intended to end his Roman history but that he had continued his work, motivated by an insatiable need to pursue his intellectual activities, as Pliny the Elder’s testimony would suggest (HN Præf.
And Baillet, G. 1947. Tite-Live. Histoire Romaine, Livre I . Paris: CUF. Burck, E. 1992. Das Geschichtswerk des Titus Livius. Heidelberg: C. Winter. Hurlet, H. , eds. 2009. Le Principat d’Auguste. Rennes: PUR. Laistner M. L. W. 1947. The Greater Roman Historians. Berkeley: University of California Press. Luce, T. J. 1971. ” In Transactions of the American Philological Association 102: 209–240. Miles, G. B. 1995. Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Mineo, B. 2006. Tite-Live et l’histoire de Rome.
A Companion to Livy by Mineo, Bernard