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Title:

History of Rome

Creator:

Livy

Date:

1436

Source:

Manuscript written in Italy, 1436 A.D.

Subject:

Rome -- History
Incunabula

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

image/tiff
17.7 x 25 cm

Title:

History of Rome

Creator:

Livy

Date:

1436

Source:

Manuscript written in Italy, 1436 A.D.

Subject:

Rome -- History
Incunabula

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

image/tiff
17.7 x 25 cm

Description:

Caption: "Livy's great work, Ab Urbe Condita Libri, covers the period from the foundation of Rome in 753 B.C. to the year 9 B.C. or up to twenty years before his death. In fine oratorical language, Livy expresses his burning desire to inculcate again, in his decadent era, the virtues and patriotism of the earlier great Romans. His "pictured page", with vividness of detail, graphic portrayal of events, "reporting" of fine speeches of his heroes, was the inspiration for the painters and writers of historical themes in the Renaissance. This work of Livy's is still the chief source of knowledge of the period with which it deals. However, it ignores the origin and development of the Roman constitution and shows little interest in military art.
By the middle of the fifteenth century, the universities if Italy and the court schools introduced the study of the humanities. To meet the increased demand for more numerous and cheaper copies of the Greek and Roman writers, the secular scribes developed the semi-cursive character of the revived Carolingian handwriting, Shading of the strokes disappeared for the first time in centuries, and the writing developed a slope. Book hands of this type became the model for italic types." (Ege, Otto F.)

Contributor:

Ege, Otto F.

Type:

Text
manuscript leaf

Identifier:

http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:egeboo04

Language:

Latin

Relation:

Original Leaves from Famous Books
Otto F. Ege Collection


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title: History of Rome, caption
Date Added: 1/16/2009 5:16:02 AM
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:egeboo04/egeboo04c.jp2

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title: History of Rome, recto
Date Added: 1/16/2009 5:16:43 AM
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:egeboo04/egeboo04r.jp2

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title: History of Rome, verso
Date Added: 1/16/2009 5:17:20 AM
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:egeboo04/egeboo04v.jp2

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