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A Companion to Livy by Mineo, Bernard

By Mineo, Bernard

A better half to Livy includes a selection of essays representing the main up to date overseas 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 old philosophy, which represents a key to an total interpretation of Livy's physique of work
  • Includes experiences of Livy's paintings from an Indo-European comparative aspect
  • Provides the main smooth reports on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the heritage of early Rome

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Jerome may have mistaken the consuls of 59 (Cæsare et Bibulo) for those of 64 (Cæsare et Figulo). Jerome’s chronicle leaves us in no doubt as to where Livy died (ibid. 2033): Livius historiographus Pataui moritur. The tombstone belonging to the writer’s family may actually have been discovered. Indeed, one dating from the age of Augustus and inscribed with the names of a T. Livius C. , of his wife Cassia Sex. f. Prima (CIL V 2975 = Dessau 2919) has been found in Padua. One of his sons wrote a geographical treatise.

12) presented pure Spirensian text, derived from a model close to S (Luchs 1879, XXXIIII–XXXVIIII; de Franchis 2000, 32). tex V2 - 08/05/2014 12:32pm Page 13 13 text, without any sign of contamination, H is the most important witness of the branch. In the rest of the manuscript, the text belongs to the P tradition (Reeve 1989b, 110). In N, Reeve (1987b, 408–409) has established against Billanovich that the Spirensian corrections and additions (=Ns ) are almost contemporary with the copy of the manuscript on the P tradition.

G. B. Miles (1995, 92) puts forward between 27 and 25 BC as the time when the first pentad was published. We will soon see what is to be made of this pessimism on the part of Livy, which has too often been understood, mistakenly in my opinion, to be a sign that Livy had reservations about the new regime (Chapter 11; see also Mineo 2006, 109–111). For the time being, it is preferable to try and make sense of another passage that has long helped foster the view that Livy’s narrative where Augustus’ title is mentioned is the result of a second edition.

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