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To my wisdom, this has develop into the normal remark for the 1st five books of Livy. it's fun to learn a few of the modern reviews--none of which have been altogether favorable. them all appeared skeptical of the length--as an analogous sized statement on all extant books of Livy could run over 7000 pages. The longest overview i may locate, years after ebook, merely criticized the fairly brief creation, and frankly had now not regarded a lot additional on the remark itself!

Here's an excerpt from a evaluation discussing the breadth of Ogilvie's scholarship:
Abundant remark on
political historical past and prosopography is furnished,
as a really precious complement to Livy's political
inexperience, his moralizing bent, and his not
unjustified perspective that the early heritage of Rome
is mythical at top. huge 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 by means of: Alfred C. Schlesinger
The Classical magazine, Vol. sixty one, No. 6 (Mar., 1966)

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Their chief centres were Padua and Este (Ateste), where a settled culture, distinct from the Villanovan, can be traced from the tenth to the second century. T h e Veneti were distinguished for their metal-work and for their horse-breeding and had commercial contacts with the Greeks from before the sixth century. Their language also is now generally agreed to have had its closest affinity with the Latin-Faliscan group although its alphabet was borrowed from the Etruscans and some words have been claimed as Illyrian.

3) Tarquinius Superbus is conveyed by a (I. 47. 3-5). The coarse impetuosity of T in a single vulgar exclamation (I. 50. g) highlighted by the menaces of Sex. 11). The final a comprises the moving dialogue between C in which language. and rhythm combine to c (2. 40. 4-9). C. Laetorius is crude and examples, selected from many which wil the notes, suffice to show that Livy does n guage indiscriminately. It IS wrong to s archaic and poetical colouring' in the ea Livy's style moves in the later Decades towa Livy confines his unclassical usages to t heroes who thereby acquire character and There were good precedents for this.

52. 8, 40. 3. 3). From this he concluded that a sentence or sentences had been lost. 's reason for not naming Rome at the very beginning is that he gives pride of place to his native district of Padua and iam primum is not strictly the opening for it follows on from the general introduction contained in the Praefatio. satis constat: implying that L. has consulted more than one authority (48. 5. 5- 33- 5, 37- 34- 7)vetusti: Antenor had entertained Menelaus and Odysseus when they came to Troy (Iliad 3.

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