Titus Livius (Livy)

This article contains information on Livy (59 BC-17 AD). Only books 1-10 and 21-45 of Livy’s History of Rome have survived through today.[1, p3]

[1, p5]. Books 1-10 are contained in about 200 manuscripts. Only 24 of these date prior to the 13th century.

[1, p9]. Book 21-30 are contained in more than 170 manuscripts.

[1, p14]. Book 31-40 are contained in about 100 manuscripts.

Codex Vormaciensis (Books 1-10). Discovered in the 16th c?[1]

Oxford Libraries lists 14 manuscripts. One of them dates to the 4th century but it wasn’t known about until the 19th or 20th century. One of them dates to the 11th century and has possibly 19th century provenance at the earliest. The majority of them date to the 14th century and later.[2]

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Printed Editions:

Basle, 1535[1, p8]. Published by Froben.

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References:

[1] – Franchis, Marielle. (2014). Livian Manuscript Tradition. 10.1002/9781118339015.ch1. Accessed 15 July 2020.

[2] – https://medieval.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/catalog/person_99942145. Accessed 4 August 2020.

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