Robert Maxwell Ogilvie

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Robert Maxwell Ogilvie (5 June 1932 – 7 November 1981 at St. Andrews, Scotland) was a prominent scholar of Latin literature and classical philology.

Ogilvie was professor of Humanity (Latin) at the University of St. Andrews. He is well known for his commentary on the first five books of Livy's Ab urbe condita and his commentary on the Agricola of Tacitus.

Selected works[edit]

  1. A commentary on Livy, books 1-5 (1965).
  2. De vita Agricolae (1967).
  3. The Romans and their gods in the age of Augustus (1970).
  4. The library of Lactantius (1978).
  5. Roman literature and society (1980).


  • A. Long in Classical Quarterly 32.1 (1982) 1.
  • "† Robert Maxwell Ogilvie, 1932–1981" by Russell Meiggs (Biographical memoir; published in Proceedings of the British Academy 68, 627-636).