A Commentary on Livy, Books VI-X - Vol. 1

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Commentary

1. 1-3. Preface

For second or other subsidiary prefaces in the ancient historians, cf. e.g. Thuc. ii. 1, Plb. ii. 1. 1-4, iv. 1. 1-4, vi. 1. 1-8, and the other examples cited by Herkommer ( 1968: 76-7). In L. we find similar introductory passages marking important turning points in Roman history at ii. 1. 1-6, vii. 29. 1-2 (noteworthy in that it does not come from the beginning of a book), xxi. 1. 1-3, and xxxi. 1. 1-5 (with Briscoe's n.); this last passage is especially comparable to ours, as Herkommer rightly notes, in that it is both prospective and retrospective. Kraus ( 1988: ad loc.) shows how L. here recalls remarks which he had made at the end of book i and the beginning of book ii: § 1 'ab condita urbe Roma ad captam eandem' echoes i. 60. 3 'ab condita urbe ad liberatam'; § 1 and § 3 'foris . . . domi . . . domi militiaeque' pick up ii. 1. 1 'res pace belloque gestas'; and § 3 'laetius' recalls ii. 1. 2 'libertas . . . laetior'. For general remarks on the structure of L.'s history, see above, pp. 111-12.

These introductory remarks to book vi raise the important question of how far the raw material available to Roman historians writing about the period after 389 was superior to that available for the earlier period. L. was not entirely blind to the limitations of his material (at praef. 6 he had noted concerning some very early legends 'poeticis magis decora fabulis quam incorruptis rerum gestarum monumentis traduntur'), and here he casts doubt on what he had recorded in books i-v.' His remarks find a close parallel at Plut. Num. 1. 2

.1 Both L. and Plutarch seem to refer to the pontifical records, and their combined evidence suggests that scholars in the

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This Clodius is usually identified as Q. Claudius Quadrigarius (42. 5. [n.]), who almost certainly began his history in 390; see e.g. Frier ( 1975) 92-3, ( 1979) 122-4, and Rawson ( 1985) 219; contra Beloch ( 1926) 104-5 and Zimmerer ( 1937) 8-16.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • List of Figures xiv
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Book VI 329
  • Historical Introduction 331
  • Commentary 381
  • Appendices 725
  • Bibliography 735
  • Indexes 769
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