D .S. Levene, Livy. The Fragments & Periochae - Volume I


David S. Levene, Livy. The Fragments & Periochae - Volume I, Oxford, 2023.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
400 pages
ISBN : 9780192871220

Livy's 142-volume history of Rome is one of the high points of ancient historical writing; but three-quarters of that history is lost, known only from indirect sources such as epitomes and quotations. D. S. Levene's Livy: The Fragments and Periochae provides a text, translation, and commentary on all of the surviving 'para-Livian' material from antiquity. This includes the various epitomes and 'fragments' (quotations from or references to the lost books), but it also covers citations from the surviving books and all testimonia to Livy's life, work, and readership between his death in A.D. 17 and the end of classical antiquity (approximately A.D. 650). This collection of material provides the fullest account ever developed of the reputation of Livy in antiquity and the way he was used and read by later writers. Through it, Levene explores an important but under-studied aspect of the intellectual life of the Roman world.

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Thesaurus linguae Latinae. Vol. XI, Pars 2, Fasc. IX repressio – resilio


Thesaurus linguae Latinae. Vol. XI, Pars 2, Fasc. IX repressio – resilio, Berlin, 2023.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
92 pages
ISBN : 9783110728484
69,95 €

The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is not only the largest Latin dictionary in the world, but also the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies and scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie (Thesaurusbüro München).

Source : De Gruyter


J. N. Adams, A. Chahoud et G. Pezzini (éd.), Early Latin. Constructs, Diversity, Reception


J. N. Adams, Anna Chahoud et Giuseppe Pezzini (éd.), Early Latin. Constructs, Diversity, Reception, Cambridge, 2023.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
xxii-656 pages
ISBN : 9781108476584
£ 130.00

This is the most detailed and comprehensive study to date of early Latin language, literary and non-literary, featuring twenty-nine chapters by an international team of scholars. 'Early Latin' is interpreted liberally as extending from the period of early inscriptions through to the first quarter of the first century BC. Classical Latin features significantly in the volume, although in a restricted sense. In the classical period there were writers who imitated the Latin of an earlier age, and there were also interpreters of early Latin. Later authors and views on early Latin language are also examined as some of these are relevant to the establishment of the text of earlier writers. A major aim of the book is to define linguistic features of different literary genres, and to address problems such as the limits of periodisation and the definition of the very concept of 'early Latin'.


Source : Cambridge University Press


P. Christoforou, Imagining the Roman Emperor


Panayiotis Christoforou, Imagining the Roman Emperor. Perceptions of Rulers in the High Empire, Cambridge, 2023.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
320 pages
ISBN : 9781009362498
£ 85.00

How was the Roman emperor viewed by his subjects? How strongly did their perception of his role shape his behaviour? Adopting a fresh approach, Panayiotis Christoforou focuses on the emperor from the perspective of his subjects across the Roman Empire. Stress lies on the imagination: the emperor was who he seemed, or was imagined, to be. Through various vignettes employing a wide range of sources, he analyses the emperor through the concerns and expectations of his subjects, which range from intercessory justice to fears of the monstrosities associated with absolute power. The book posits that mythical and fictional stories about the Roman emperor form the substance of what people thought about him, which underlines their importance for the historical and political discourse that formed around him as a figure. The emperor emerges as an ambiguous figure. Loved and hated, feared and revered, he was an object of contradiction and curiosity.


Source : Cambridge University Press