Roman History. The History of Rome from Its Foundation. Book V
- Author: Titus Livy
- Year: 21-05-2008
- Translator from Latin: Vladimir Atanasov
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- Product Code: 399-01
- SKU: 09.0061
- ISBN: 978-954-321-451-8
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The History of Rome originally comprised 142 books, thirty-five of which—Books 1–10 with the Preface and Books 21–45—still exist in reasonably complete form. Damage to a manuscript of the 5th century resulted in large gaps (lacunae) in Books 41 and 43–45 (small lacunae exist elsewhere); that is, the material is not covered in any source of Livy's text.
A fragmentary palimpsest of the 91st book was discovered in the Vatican Library in 1772, containing about a thousand words (roughly three paragraphs), and several papyrus fragments of previously unknown material, much smaller, have been found in Egypt since 1900, most recently about 40 words from Book 11, unearthed in 1986.
Some passages are nevertheless known thanks to quotes from ancient authors, the most famous being on the death of Cicero, quoted by Seneca the Elder.
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