From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search


I checked and I know that the book did not arrive until the sec xxii. 83. It comes however to 61. I verified this on IntraText. --Raoli 15:45, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Can't find quote location nor original text[edit]

The following quote is present in numerous English books. It seems to be from a translation of w:Ab Urbe Condita Libri by w:Aubrey De Sélincourt, used by w:Penguin Classics. However, I cannot find the book/section from Ab Urbe Condita from which it belongs, nor the original Latin text.

  • “I shall find antiquity a rewarding study, if only because, while I am absorbed in it, I shall be able to turn my eyes from the troubles which for so long have tormented the modern world.” — Livy

I added it to the page, please undo my revision in case of error. Saturnalia0 (talk) 06:14, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for adding that quote. In the meantime someone sourced it. See here for another translation: "I, on the other hand, shall look for a further reward of my labours in being able to close my eyes to the evils which our generation has witnessed for so many years; so long, at least, as I am devoting all my thoughts to retracing those pristine records, ..." (Latin: "ego contra hoc quoque laboris praemium petam, ut me a conspectu malorum quae nostra tot per annos uidit aetas, tantisper certe dum prisca tota illa mente repeto, auertam, ..."). ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:18, 15 March 2017 (UTC)