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A Companion to Livy by Mineo, Bernard

By Mineo, Bernard

A significant other to Livy incorporates a number of essays representing the main up to date overseas scholarship at the existence and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from most sensible 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 experiences on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the heritage of early Rome

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His daughter married the rhetorician Lucius Magius (Sen. Controv. 10, prœm. 2), whose recitationes attracted a large audience because of his father-in-law’s fame. Padua seems to have been known for its quiet provincial life and its very strict morals (Str. 3. 5. 3; 5. 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).

The complication is due to the fact that he introduces several witnesses that are of use only for part of the text, because they are either fragmentary or contaminated. In the latter case, they can only be used episodically, in passages where they are the sole survivors of a lost model. 1) of Oakley’s stemma aims at making its access easier. The first innovation lies in the hypothetical reconstruction of the lost Nichomachean archetype [N]. Oakley (1997, 321–324) adopts Reeve’s suggestion (1996c, 87) and presents a three-branched stemma instead of two.

Controv. Sen. Ep. Q Nat. Serv. tex V1 - 08/12/2014 2:42pm Page xxviii Abbreviations Lysander Marcellus Moralia De mulierum uirtute Numa Philopoemen Pompeius Pyrrhus Quaestiones Romanae Romulus Tiberius Gracchus Polybius Polyaneus Strategemata Pomponius Mela Propertius praefatio Presses Universitaires de France Quintus Cicero, Commentariolum petitionis M. Fabius Quintilianus, Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory Rhetorica ad Herennium A. (Aulus), Ap. ( Gaius), Cn. (Gnaeus), D. (Decimus), L. (Lucius), M.

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