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Record 11163

Reading Experience:

'My journey lay over the field of Thrasymenus, and as soon as the sun rose, I read Livy's description of the scene [...] I was exactly in the situation of the consul, Flaminus - completely hid in the morning fog...So that I can truly say that I have seen precisely what the Roman army saw on that day.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Nov 1838
Country: England
Time: morning: Sunrise
Place: other location: On a hilltop in the field of Thrasymenus
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Babington Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Author / Politician
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Livy (Titus Livius)
Title: History of Rome Book XIII
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11163  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Fadiman
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
  Place of Publication: Harmondsworth: Penguin
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51-53
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000), p. 51-53,, accessed: 30 January 2023

Additional comments:



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