- Apr 2011
- New Jersey
This is where we have some disagreement:Which was my original thought on the matter:
As a complier, he often tells multiple versions of the same anecdote when he does not know the truth. Sure, some of it is embellished/untrue, but I have no doubt that he got it from a source which embellished it.
You believe he was just trying to get at the truth of the matter, but I don't think that covers his intentions well enough. If one is using information, the way Livy did, that is knowingly from a biased source then he isn't being honest.Again, Livy often tells several versions of the same story in order to get as close as he can to the truth, so I don't find him to be intentionally dishonest.