Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature

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The Reception of Classical Literature , a Supplement to Brill’s New Pauly gives an overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from Antiquity to the present.

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Livy (Titus Livius), Ab urbe condita

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Author(s): Raschle, Christian
A. Author and work A.1. Biography Born in 59 BC at Padua, where he also died, probably in AD 17 (Jer. Chron. p. 154,18ff and 177,22; but [68]), Titus Livius (Livy, L.) grew up in a family of the urban middle class, and probably received his higher education at Rome. He did not pursue a political career, so his history was written without personal administrative or military experience. His early works on philosophy and rhetoric are lost. Following Octavian’s victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra (30 B…