Editors' note

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 began.

The Editors. September 21, 1936.

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