Livy, History of Rome, Volume I

LCL 114: vi-vii

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Bibliographical Addendum (1988)

  • Ab Urbe Condita I–V, ed. R. M. Ogilvie (Oxford Classical Texts), Oxford 1974
  • A Commentary on Livy, Books 1–5, R. M. Ogilvie, Oxford 1965
  • T. A. Dorey (editor): Livy (among this collection of essays see particularly ‘The First Decade’ by J. Briscoe), London 1971
  • K. Gries: Constancy in Livy’s Latinity, New York 1947
  • T. J. Luce: Livy: The Composition of His History, Princeton 1977
  • P. G. Walsh: Livy, His Historical Aims and Methods, Cambridge 1961
  • D. W. Packard: A Concordance to Livy, 4 volumes, Cambridge, Mass. 1968
  • P. G. Walsh: Livy (Greece & Rome New Surveys in the Classics No. 8), Oxford 1974
Translator’s Preface

The Latin text of this volume has been set up from that of the ninth edition (1908) of Book I., and the eighth edition (1894) of Book II., by Weissenborn and Müller, except that the Periochae have been reprinted from the text of Rossbach (1910). But the spelling is that adopted by Professors Conway and Walters in their critical edition of Books I.-V. (Oxford, 1914), which is the source also of a number of readings which differ from those given in the Weissenborn-Müller text, and has furnished, besides, the materials from which the textual notes have been drawn up. I have aimed to indicate every instance where the reading printed does not rest on the authority of one or more of the good MSS., and to give the author of the emendation. The MSS. are often cited by the symbols given in the Oxford edition, but for brevity’s sake I have usually employed two of my own, viz. Ω and ϛ. The former means “such of the good MSS. as are not cited for other readings,” the latter “one or more of the inferior MSS. and early printed editions.” Anyone who wishes more specific information regarding the source of a variant will consult