Professor Evan T. Sage, the editor of this and the
two preceding volumes of the Loeb edition of Livy,
died in the Barnes Hospital, Saint Louis, after a
severe surgical operation, on May 30, 1936. He was
entering upon his fifty-sixth year, having been born
May 16, 1881. A native of Nebraska, his undergraduate studies were pursued at the University of
Nebraska, from which he received his first degree.
He then entered the University of Chicago, which
conferred upon him in 1906 the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy. After teaching in the State Universities of Idaho and Washington he was called to the
University of Pittsburgh in 1913. There he worked
with marked success, both as a teacher of Latin and
as the directing head of the Department of Classics.
Professor Sage's scholarly pursuits lay in two distinct and unrelated fields—history, particularly the
constitutional and political history of the last two
centuries of Republican Rome, and palaeography and
textual criticism, these centring about Petronius.
He had personally collated most of the manuscripts
of this author and had acquired during several
periods of investigation in the libraries of Europe
not only a large apparatus for reconstituting the text
of Petronius but also an intimate knowledge of the
habits and methods of work of the classical scholars
of the Renaissance.
Before his death Professor Sage had read all the
proofs of the present volume at least once; he had
also prepared the critical notes and a considerable
portion of the translation of the rest of Livy from
Book XL on. It will be the task of another editor
to fill in the gap between Volume V, where Professor
Foster left off, and Vol. IX, where Professor Sage
September 21, 1936.