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Velleius Paterculus


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Velleius Paterculus : unknown

'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I have read Aeschylus twice; Sophocles twice; Euripides once; Pindar twice; Callimachus; Apollonius Rhodius; Quintus Calaber; Theocritus twice; Herodotus; Thucydides; almost all Xenophon?s works; almost all Plato; Aristotle?s Politics, and a good deal of his Organon, besides dipping elsewhere in him; the whole of Plutarch?s Lives; about half of Lucian; two or three books of Athenaeus; Plautus twice; Terence twice; Lucretius twice; Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius; Lucan; Statius; Silius Italicus; Livy; Velleius Paterculus; Sallust; Caesar; and, lastly, Cicero. I have, indeed, still a little of Cicero left; but I shall finish him in a few days. I am now deep in Aristophanes and Lucian.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Babington Macaulay      Print: Book


Caius Velleius Paterculus : Works

"The marginal lines and notes are copied from Macaulay's Bipontine edition They are of high interest NB The notes in pencil are my notes, of difficult interpretations, to assist me when re-reading the book again." "Read Velleius again very carefully, as if for the Tripos .." Several MS dates of reading, indicated below, including September 29 1924 "Our 55th wedding anniversary".

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: George Otto Trevelyan      Print: Book


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