by LIVY (59 BCE-17 CE) [Livius Patavinus]; Lucius Annaeus FLORUS (74-130); Fran�ois MODIUS (1556-1597); Jan GRUTER (1560-1627), et al.
Frankfurt am Main:: Ioannis Sauris, Impensis Jacobi Fischeri � [and] Ionae Rhodij, 1612, 1607.. 2 vols. in 1. 4to. (in 6s) [viii], 600, ; 511,  pp. Index, separate Vol. II title-page; occasional worming in lower margins, free front end-paper loose, first title-page browned. Contemporary armorial full calf, gilt-stamped spine, 6 raised bands; worn, covers detached, spine cracked nearly splitting text-block, spine foot paper library label. Ink inscription verso free front-endpaper, Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. As is. FIRST of Gruterus� critical study of Livy. Includes Florus� EPITOME. � �Livy and his historical writing have long occupied an ambiguous place within the field of modern classical scholarship. One the one hand, ancient historians primarily interested in historical events have generally treated Livy�s narrative as simply an important source for much of Roman republican history, while viewing the surviving books of the Ab Urbe Condita as little more than Livy�s rather clumsy and unimaginative redaction of the works of his annalistic predecessors. On the other hand, classicists chiefly concerned with matters of language and style have been interested in Livy�s masterful shaping of the received historical tradition into well-defined episodes with interlocking or overlapping themes� (Forsythe, p. 7). � Gruterus, �a learned philologer, and one of the most laborious writers of his time, was born at Antwerp the 3rd of December 1560. �He published first of all some Latin verses, being about twenty years of age�and then he printed, successively, notes upon most of the ancient Latin authors, upon the two Senecas, Martial, Cicero, Livy, Florus, Velleius Paterculus, &c. (Bayle, et al. pp. 249-250). REFERENCES: Bayle, Pierre, et al., The Dictionary Historical and Critical of Mr. Peter Bayle, Vol. 3, London: Printed for J.J. and P. Knapton, et al., 1736; Forsythe, Gary, Livy and Early Rome: A Study in Historical Method and Judgment, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1999; Sunderland Sale No. 7485. FULL TITLE: T. Livii Patavini Historicorum Romanorum Principis, Libri omnes Superstites Recogniti Pridem et Emendati ad Manuscriptorum Codicum Fuldensium Moguntinensium et Coloniensium sidem, [� Francisco Modio:] nunc ver� etiam, ad membranas Bibliothecae Palatinae Electoralis a Iano Grutero�[with] In T. Livii Patavini Historicorum Principis, Opera, Observationes, Emendationes, Animadversiones, Annotationes, &c�. (Inventory #: LV2119)
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