1840 - T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta
By T. Livii Patavini
Oxoniii: Impensis D.A.Talboys, Publisher
Four Volume Set
Text in Latin
"T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragments" is a Latin title that translates to "The History of Livy, Books That Have Survived Completely and Fragments of the Lost Ones." It refers to the works of the ancient Roman historian Titus Livius, commonly known as Livy.
Livy's "Ab Urbe Condita Libri" (Books from the Foundation of the City) is a monumental historical work that chronicled the history of Rome from its legendary founding in 753 BC to the early days of the Roman Empire. It was originally composed of 142 books, but only a portion of his work has survived to the present day.
The phrase "Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragments" indicates that this edition contains all the books by Livy that have come down to us in their entirety, as well as fragments or excerpts from the books that have been lost over time.
Livy's "Ab Urbe Condita" is an essential source for understanding the early history of Rome, its legends, myths, and the events that shaped the rise of the Roman Republic. His narrative style is often praised for its vivid storytelling and rhetorical flair. The surviving portions of Livy's work provide valuable insights into the politics, culture, and military history of ancient Rome.
It's worth noting that Livy's work was highly influential in later periods, and it continues to be studied by historians and scholars interested in Roman history and classical literature. Various editions and translations of Livy's works have been published over the centuries to make his writings accessible to a wider audience and to preserve his contributions to historical scholarship.
Included within the first volume is a letter, from 1890, to Elijah A. Morse who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
Three quarter brown leather with marbled boards, Morocco binding with black and gilt detail, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, bindings tight, clean pages. Very Rare Set.
Very good antiquarian condition.
Size of Each Volume: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”