Can't find quote location nor original text
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
- 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)