New PDF release: A Commentary on Livy: Books I-V

By R. M. Ogilvie

ISBN-10: 0198144326

ISBN-13: 9780198144328

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To my wisdom, this has turn into the normal statement for the 1st five books of Livy. it really is fun to learn a few of the modern reviews--none of that have been altogether favorable. them all appeared skeptical of the length--as an identical sized remark on all extant books of Livy may run over 7000 pages. The longest evaluate i'll locate, years after booklet, in simple terms criticized the really brief creation, and frankly had now not seemed a lot additional on the observation itself!

Here's an excerpt from a evaluation discussing the breadth of Ogilvie's scholarship:
Abundant observation on
political heritage and prosopography is furnished,
as a really precious complement to Livy's political
inexperience, his moralizing bent, and his not
unjustified angle that the early historical past of Rome
is mythical at top. enormous realization is
paid to Roman religion-again an important emphasis
in view of Livy's tendency to straddle between
his personal desire to take faith heavily, and the
contemporary skepticism that observed piety as an
affectation for political purposes.

Review via: Alfred C. Schlesinger
The Classical magazine, Vol. sixty one, No. 6 (Mar., 1966)

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4). superbia characterizes the last Tarquin. Thus each section within the book has its own place within a general framework and the corresponsion between the two halves of the book gives the whole a symmetrical shape. The Foundation of Rome / The Facts There are a few traces of Ghalcolithic and Bronze Age settlement at Rome, chiefly from the Esquiline, which may correspond to the legends about Sicels and Aborigines but the first extensive evidence comes from the middle of the eighth century. A series of post-holes have been found on the two ridges of the Palatine, the Palatium and the Germalus, which can be dated stratigraphically and by the pottery associated with them, which is characteristic of the Early Iron Age, to c.

Diss (discyi)identis. labente can be defended by comparison with Cicero, Phil. 2. 51 labentem et prope cadentem rem publicam. The metaphor will be of a large object beginning to slip downhill and gathering momentum for the final plunge. So in Sallust. Even if it were not at variance with the metaphor implied by labente, dissidentis would call for comment since dissido is only found in the perfect (Fraenkel, Thes. Ling. Lat. ) and discido is always transitive (cf. Lucretius 3. 659). dissidentis would, therefore, have to come from dissideo Tall apart, disagree'.

65) or the name of the subject (cf. 5. 1; Tacitus, Annals 1. 1 urbemRomam; Agricola 4. 1 Cn. H. 1. 8. 9). f. PhiloL 71 (1855), 123-5). He n o t e d that Servius (ad Aen. 1. 242) appeared to credit L. with having told of Aeneas' betrayal of Troy (hi enim duo (Antenor et Aeneas) Troiam prodidisse dicuntur secundum Livium; cf. Origo Gentis Romanae 9. 1-2) and he observed that L. never uses iam primum to begin a paragraph (cf. 5. 51. 6, 28. 39. 5, 39. 52. 8, 40. 3. 3). From this he concluded that a sentence or sentences had been lost.

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