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A Companion to Livy

Bernard Mineo (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-33897-1
504 pages
September 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy.
  • Features contributions from top Livian scholars from around the world
  • Presents for the first time a new interpretation of Livy's historical philosophy, which represents a key to an overall interpretation of Livy's body of work
  • Includes studies of Livy's work from an Indo-European comparative aspect
  • Provides the most modern studies on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the history of early Rome
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Table of Contents

Figures ix

Maps xi

Notes on Contributors xvii

Abbreviations xxiii

Introduction: Livy xxxi
Bernard Mineo

PART I Text and Context 1

1 Livian Manuscript Tradition 3
Marielle de Franchis

2 Historical Context of the Ab Urbe Condita 24
Barbara Levick

PART II Ideological and Historical Aspects 37

3 Portraits of Peoples 39
Jacques-Emmanuel Bernard

4 Rome, Magna Graecia, and Sicily in Livy from 326 to 200 BC 52
Kathryn Lomas

5 Urban Landscape, Monuments, and the Building of Memory in Livy 65
Mary Jaeger

6 Livy and Religion 78
John Scheid

7 Livy’s Liturgical Order: Systematization in the History 90
Frances Hickson Hahn

8 Livy’s Use of Exempla 102
Jane D. Chaplin

9 Roman Wars and Armies in Livy 114
Yann Le Bohec

10 Livy’s Political and Moral Values and the Principate 125
Bernard Mineo

11 Livy’s Historical Philosophy 139
Bernard Mineo

PART III Literary Aspects 153

12 Livy and Indo-European Comparatism 155
Dominique Briquel

13 Livy and the Annalistic Tradition 167
Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg

14 The Complications of Quellenforschung: The Case of Livy and Fabius Pictor 178
James H. Richardson

15 Livy and the Greek Historians from Herodotus to Dionysius: Some Soundings and Reflections 190
Craige B. Champion

16 Allusions and Intertextuality in Livy’s Third Decade 205
David S. Levene

17 The Composition of the Ab Urbe Condita: The Case of the First Pentad 217
Ann Vasaly

18 Reading Livy’s Book 5 230
Stephen P. Oakley

PART IV Book 1. The Regal Period 243

19 Livy’s Narrative of the Regal Period and Historical and Archaeological Facts 245
Timothy Cornell

20 Livy’s Narrative of the Regal Period: Structure and Ideology 259
Paul-Marius Martin

21 Literary Archetypes for the Regal Period 274
Marianna Scapini

22 The Representation of the Regal Period in Livy 286
Matthew Fox

PART V Book 1–5. From Tarquinius Superbus to the Siege of Rome by the Gauls (390 BC) 299

23 Tarquin the Superb and the Proclamation of the Roman Republic 301
Attilio Mastrocinque

24 The Beginnings of the Republic from 509 to 390 BC 314
Gary Forsythe

PART VI Book 6–10. From the Siege of Rome (390 BC) to Sentinum (295 BC) 327

25 From 390 BC to Sentinum: Diplomatic and Military Livian History 329
Ghislaine Stouder

26 From 390 BC to Sentinum: Political and Ideological Aspects 342
Michel Humm

PART VII Books 21–45: From the Second Punic War to Pydna 367

27 Rome and Carthage in Livy 369
Dexter Hoyos

28 Livy: Overseas Wars 382
Giovanni Brizzi and Giambattista Cairo

29 The Roman Republic and its Internal Politics between 232 and 167 BC 394
Klaus Bringmann

30 Livy, Polybius, and the Greek East (Books 31–45) 407
Arthur M. Eckstein

PART VIII Books 1–142/150. Periochae 423

31 The Periochae 425
Luigi Bessone

PART IX Reception 437

32 The Transmission of Livy from the End of the Roman Empire to the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century: Distortion or Discovery, a Story of Corruption 439
Pierre Maréchaux

Index 453

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Author Information

Bernard Mineo is Professor of Latin Literature at the Université de Nantes in Brittany, France. He is the author of a monograph on Livy entitled Tite-Live et l'histoire de Rome (2006), and editor of Book 32 of Livy’s Roman History for the Collection des Universités de France (2003).
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