Fabius Pictor in Cicero’s De divinatione

in Mnemosyne
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.


Have Institutional Access?

Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?


If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

Fabius Pictor in Cicero’s De divinatione

in Mnemosyne


BaderJ.T. De Diodori rerum Romanarum auctoribus 1890 Leipzig

BadianE. An Un-Serius Fabius LCM 1976 1 97 98

ChassignetM. L’annalistique romaine 2003 Paris 1

DederichA. Quaestiones philologicae 1852 Emmerich

DilleryJ. MillerJ.F.DamonC.MyersK.S. Quintus Fabius Pictor and Greco-Roman History at Rome Vertis in usum 2002 Munich 1 23

DyckA.R. A Commentary on Cicero De legibus 2004 Ann Arbor

FreyburgerG.ScheidJ. Cicéron De la divination 2004 Paris

FrierB.W. Libri annales pontificorum maximorum: The Origins of the Annalistic Tradition 1999 Ann Arbor

GiominiR. M. Tulli Ciceronis scripta quae remanseruent f. 46: De divinatione De fato Timaeus 1975 Leipzig

GutschmidA. von RuhlF. Aus Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der römischen Historiographie Kleine Schriften 1894 5 Leipzig 512 535

HertzM. Ein Philologisch klinischer Streifzug 1849 Berlin

MomiglianoA. The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography 1990 Berkeley

PeaseA.S. M. Tulli Ciceronis De divinatione liber primus 1920 Urbana

PeterH. Historicorum Romanorum reliquiae 1914 Leipzig 12

PlūssT. Zu Fabius Pictor Jahrbücher für classische Philologie 1869 15 239 242

RawsonE. Roman Tradition and the Greek World CAH2 1989 Cambridge 8

Van den BerghH. De antiquissimis annalium scriptoribus Romanis 1859 Greifswald

WardleD. Cicero On Divination Book 1 2006 Oxford

WisemanT.P. Cicero, De divinatione 1.55 CQ 1979 29 142 144 n.s.

ZinglerJ.H. De Cicerone historico quaestiones 1900 Berlin


Wachsmuth (apud Bader 189032 n. 38) proposed a variation on this. He assumed that a marginal gloss nimirum Fabii est was interpolated into a putative original text of quod in Pictoris.


Freyburger and Scheid (2004) also accept nimirum in as is evident from their French translation but they use the text of Pease as its basis and make no comment on the textual question in their commentary on this passage.


E.g. Frier 199971. There are other reasons why Cicero might have chosen to lead off with Cato. He was after all the most famous of the three and wrote in Latin unlike Fabius. Cicero does list these and other historians chronologically at Leg. 1.6 where he also elaborates on Cato alone: si aut ad Fabium aut ad eum qui tibi semper in ore est Catonem aut ad Pisonem aut ad Fannium aut ad Vennonium uenias; for the elaboration on Cato in this passage see also Cic. Brut. 66: iam vero Origines eius quem florem aut quod lumen eloquentiae habent and Dyck 2004 75 ad loc. Momigliano (1990 91) assumes that Cicero refers to the Latin annals in De legibus but there is no compelling reason to do so.

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 9 9 3
Full Text Views 12 12 12
PDF Downloads 2 2 2
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0