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Briscoe, John 1938-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 402 publications in 6 languages and 4,652 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Anecdotes  Exempla  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Instructional and educational works  Software  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, win, wpr, Author of introduction, edi, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PA6452, 937
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Most widely held works by John Briscoe
A commentary on Livy, books XXXI-XXXIII by John Briscoe( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Livy, books XXXIV-XXXVII by John Briscoe( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy dzieła Liwiusza: Ab urbe condita
A history of Rome: selections by Livy( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a revised critical edition of books 21 to 25 of Livy's history of Rome (Titi Livi ab urbe condita) - which cover the first eight years (218-211 BC) of Rome's war with Hannibal - drawing on a large body of research and utilizing a broad range of manuscripts, many unknown to previous editors of the text
A commentary on Livy, books 38-40 by John Briscoe( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary designed to elucidate historical, literary, textual, and linguistic aspects of Books 38-40 of Livy's History of Rome. A substantial Introduction discusses sources, language and style, the calendar and chronology, and other relevant topics. - ;Books 38-40 of Livy's History of Rome cover the years 189-179 BC. They contain two famous and much-discussed episodes: the trials of the Scipios, and the so-called Bacchanalian conspiracy. Other notable matters described are the end of the war with the Aetolian League and Manlius Vulso's campaign in Asia Minor, the censorship of the elder Cat
Memorable doings and sayings by Valerius Maximus( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerius Maximus compiled his handbook of notable deeds and sayings in the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE). Valerius's professedly practical work contains a clear moral element and is informative about first-century CE Roman attitudes toward religion and morality
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Titus Livius( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Livy, books 41-45 by John Briscoe( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy's History of Rome covers the city's foundation to 9 BC in 142 Books of which only 1-10 and 21-45 survive. This is the fourth and final volume of John Briscoe's commentary on the last fifteen surviving Books of Livy. Books 41-45 cover the years 178-167 BC and deal with the Third Macedonian War which lasted from 171-168 BC, and resulted, as had been the senate's intention, in the destruction of the Macedonian monarchy. Livy's text depends on a single manuscript of late antiquity, which is not only considered as highly corrupt but has also suffered substantial physical losses. The volume's introduction contains a discussion of the causes of and events leading to the outbreak of war, as well as sections on Livy's sources, the text, chronology, and Roman legions in service during the period. Briscoe's final commentary also looks in detail at the historical, textual, linguistic, and stylistic matters of Livy's narrative and eschews the narratological approach of much recent work on Livy."--Publisher's website
The fragments of the Roman historians( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title is a definitive and comprehensive edition of the fragmentary texts of all the Roman historians whose works are lost. Historical writing was an important part of the literary culture of ancient Rome, and its best-known exponents, including Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, and Suetonius, provide much of our knowledge of Roman history. However, these authors constitute only a small minority of the Romans who wrote historical works from around 200 BC to AD 250. In this period we know of more than 100 writers of history, biography, and memoirs whose works no longer survive for us to read. They include well-known figures such as Cato the Elder, Sulla, Cicero, and the emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Claudius, Hadrian, and Septimius Severus"--Page 4 of cover
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Titus Livius( Book )

in Latin and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerius Maximus 'Facta et dicta memorabilia', book 8 : text, introduction, and commentary by John Briscoe( )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no modern commentary on the whole of Valerius Maximus' Facta et dicta memorabilia, though commentaries on books 1 and 2 have been published by, respectively, David Wardle (1998) and Andrea Themann-Steinke. Progress is likely to be made by further commentaries on individual books and John Briscoe contributes to this with a commentary on Book 8, of particular interest because of the variegated nature of its subject matter. The commentary, like those of Briscoe's commentaries on Livy Books 31-45 (OUP, 1973-2012), deals with matters of content, textual issues, language and style, and literary aspects. An ample introduction discusses what is known about the author, the time of writing, the structure both of the work as a whole and of Book 8 itself, Valerius' sources, language and style, the transmission of the text, editions of Valerius, and the methods of citation used in the commentary. The commentary is preceded by a text of Book 8, a slightly revised version of that in Briscoe's edition in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana (1998), with an apparatus limited to passages where the commentary discusses a textual problem. The book will give readers an understanding of an author once very popular, then long neglected and now enjoying a revival
Liviana : studies on Livy by John Briscoe( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written to accompany the author's 'Oxford Classical Texts' edition of Livy, Books 21-25, this volume focuses on passages presenting particular textual difficulties, and includes a comprehensive survey of the history of the editing of Livy as well as addenda and corrigenda to the OCT and the author's other commentaries on and editions of Livy
History of Rome by Livy( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decades, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decade comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31-35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200-196) and its aftermath (Rome's growing hegemony over Greece and tension with Antiochus III, the Seleucid ruler of the Near East), then Books 36-40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. Also included are detailed narratives of Rome's domestic politics and society, and of her western wars."--Jacket
Valeri Maximi Facta et dicta memorabilia by Valerius Maximus( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valeri Maximi Facta et dicta memorabilia by Valerius Maximus( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Latin and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Livy( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in Latin and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Rome by Tite-Live( )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and Latin and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decads, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The third decad constitutes our fullest surviving account of the momentous Second Punic (or Hannibalic) War, and comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 21-25 narrate the run-up to conflict and Rome's struggles in its first phase, with Hannibal dominant; Books 26-30 relate Rome's revival and final victory, as the focus shifts to Scipio Africanus. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by B. O. Foster
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Titus Livius( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in Latin and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Rome by Titus Livius( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decads, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decad comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31-35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200-196) and its aftermath, then Books 36-40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage." -- Publisher's description
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita libri XLI-XLV by Titus Livius( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Rome by Livy( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decades, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decade comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31-35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200-196) and its aftermath, then Books 36-40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage." -- Publisher's description
 
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A commentary on Livy, books XXXI-XXXIII A commentary on Livy, books XXXIV-XXXVII
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A commentary on Livy, books XXXIV-XXXVIIA commentary on Livy, books 38-40Titi Livi Ab urbe condita
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