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Record 5781

Reading Experience:

Anthony Grafton, "Discitur ut agatur: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy": "[Gabriel] Harvey and Thomas Smith, Jr., read through the third decade [of Livy's Romanae historiae principis, in Harvey's copy], the story of Hannibal, in one week in 1570-71 ... Harvey records that they read along with Livy the military authors Vegetius and Frontinus, and that they did so critically ..."
Century: 1500-1599
Date: Between 01 01 1570 and 31 12 1571
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:Gabriel Harvey and Thomas Smith, Jr.
Age n/a
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 1550
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Thomas Smith
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Livy
Title: Romanae historiae principis, Decades tres cum dimidia
Genre: Classics, History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Basel, 1555
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5781  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Stephen A. Barney
  Title: Annotation and Its Texts
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stephen A. Barney (ed.), Annotation and Its Texts (New York, 1991), p. 114,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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