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A significant other to Livy incorporates a choice of essays representing the main updated foreign 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 ancient 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 experiences on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the heritage of early Rome

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11), which was not present in E. Moreover, there are leaves missing in Books 8 and 9. Oakley (1997, 294–295) strongly questions the value of O, overestimated according to him by Conway and Walters. He wonders about the suitability of replacing it by the reconstruction of the hypothetical ancestor of the [Z] family, from nine witnesses of the fifteenth century, non-eliminable in definite portions of their text. His study of group Z, whose ancestor is an Italian-contaminated descendant of North European manuscripts (E and O), reveals its interest: many of the manuscripts that compose the group come from incunables.

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.

A therefore no longer needs to appear in the stemma. The manuscripts of this group had been wrongly excluded by Ogilvie (1974) (Briscoe 1977; Zetzel 1980, 41). Because of the fragmentary character of K, and of the existence of a single continuous witness for Books 1–5 (H) as well as Books 9–10 (T), this group is absolutely necessary for the reconstruction of Λ in these two portions of the Decade. For Books 6–8, the simultaneous presence of H and T makes the evidence of θ less crucial. Family Π This family is represented by two primary witnesses,34 only one of which is complete.

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