[COMPLETE] Livy's From the Foundation of the City Vol. 1 -km

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Post by kmerline » August 29th, 2009, 2:50 pm

From the Foundation of the City (Ab Urbe Condita) Vol. 01, by Titus Livius (Livy, 19 BC-17 AD); translated George Baker (translation published 1823).

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Ab urbe condita, is a monumental history of ancient Rome written in the Latin language by Titus Livius, an ancient Roman historian. The work covers the time from the stories of Aeneas, the earliest legendary period from before the city's founding in c. 753 BC, to Livy's own times in the reign of the emperor, Augustus. The last year covered by Livy is 745 AUC, or 9 BC, the death of Drusus. About 25% of the work survives.

Livy's History of Rome was in demand from the publication of the first packet. Livy became so famous that a man from Cadiz travelled to Rome just to see him, and once he had seen, returned home. The popularity of the work continued through the entire classical period. A number of Roman authors used Livy, including Aurelius Victor, Cassiodorus, Eutropius, Festus, Florus, Granius Licinianus and Orosius.

Livy wrote during the reign of Augustus, who came to power after a civil war with generals and consuls claiming to be defending the Roman Republic. Livy's enthusiasm for the republic is evident from the first pentade of his work, and yet the Julio-Claudian family were as much fans of Livy as anyone. Livy must have been viewed as a harmless and irrelevant advocate of the ancient morality, which was a known public stance of the citizens of Patavium.

During the Middle Ages interest in Livy fell off. Due to the length of the work the literate class were already reading summaries rather than the work itself, which was tedious to copy, expensive, and required a lot of storage space. It must have been during this period, if not before, that MSS began to be lost without replacement.

The Renaissance was a time of intense revival; the population discovered that Livy was being lost and large amounts of money changed hands in the rush to collect Livy manuscripts. The poet, Beccadelli, sold a country home for the money to purchase one manuscript copied by Poggio. Petrarch and Pope Nicholas V launched a search for the now missing books. Laurentius Valla published an emended text initiating the field of Livy scholarship. Dante speaks highly of him in his poetry, and Francis I of France commissioned extensive artwork treating Livian themes; Niccolò Machiavelli's work on republics, the Discourses on Livy is presented as a commentary on the History of Rome. Respect for Livy rose to lofty heights. (Summary adapted from Wikipaedia by Karen Merline.)

Titus Livius
From the Founding of the City
A.U.C Dating
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Post by Leni » August 29th, 2009, 3:45 pm

Hooray for Livy! :D

Can I claim sections 1 and 2? :)

Edit: And section 9? :shock:
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Post by kmerline » August 29th, 2009, 4:48 pm

Oh, thank you, Leni! You certainly may!

btw, Vitruvius is up to Archive OK; I'll finish it up tomorrow.

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Post by Leni » August 29th, 2009, 5:08 pm

Eek, Karen, sorry. I meant Sections 00 and 01 (and 09), that is, the Preface and Section 01.
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Post by kmerline » August 30th, 2009, 8:41 am

OK!

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Post by TriciaG » August 30th, 2009, 10:53 am

Out of curiosity, would you want to use scootermark's abandoned section for this project? It'd preempt Leni's claim, however.
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Post by kmerline » August 31st, 2009, 6:57 am

Tricia, I hope to continue to the rest of Livy's Bks 1-10 and 21-45. Admittedly not good at searching, I couldn't determine that there is a complete set online of the translation Mark was using; plus, I couldn't determine the death date of the translator, so important to the European volunteers.

Since there was only 1 chapter, I decided to switch to this one - easily downloadable accurate scans, and all the advantages.

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Post by TriciaG » August 31st, 2009, 7:13 am

Ah! Sounds like a plan. 8-)
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Post by evilnick » September 2nd, 2009, 10:38 am

Can I have section 04?

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Post by kmerline » September 3rd, 2009, 8:07 am

evilnick, welcome to LibriVox and welcome to Livy! The section is yours. :)

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Post by mwharr » September 3rd, 2009, 8:48 am

I'd be glad to take section 02--

--Mark

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Post by kmerline » September 4th, 2009, 11:07 am

Thank you Mark, Sec 02 is yours!

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Post by Leni » September 17th, 2009, 6:40 pm

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Post by kmerline » September 18th, 2009, 7:43 am

Thank you, Leni! Sec 1 is just fine!

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Post by Leni » September 29th, 2009, 5:51 pm

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