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Gabriel Harvey's Livy Online

An image from Harvey's copy of Livy

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This project produced a digital edition of Gabriel Harvey's annotated copy of Livy, or more properly, T. Livius Patavini, Romanae historiae principis, decades tres, cum dimidia (Basle, 1555). This volume was the subject of Lisa Jardine and Anthony Grafton's seminal article "Studied for Action": How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy, Past & Present 129 (1990). The digital edition formed the core of our Archaeology of Reading project, an exploration of the activity of reading within its historical and cultural contexts.

The project is a collaboration between CELL, the University of Utrecht, and Princeton University. A report on an earlier pilot project [PDF] is also available.