Livy (Titus Livius), Ab urbe condita
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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 rhetori…

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Raschle, Christian, “Livy (Titus Livius), Ab urbe condita”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111

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