Term 1 ancient Historians

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Livy. Roman Historian. Historical Format/used the annualists/prose/poetry. Used polybius as source.
Born 59 BC. contemporary of Augustus. Wrote an entire history of Rome from founding till Augustus.
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Greek Historian. Born 60 BC
Lived during reign of Augustus Wrote history of Rome from Rome till 1st punic war (carthage) Main Romulus/remus source
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Virgil. Roman Poet. Born 70bc; wrote during the Augustan period
Wrote the Aeneid, a poetry epic. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Comissioned by augustus. goes from trogan refugee Aeneas till romulus/remus found rome
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Polybius. Greek historian. Born 208 bc.
Lived during the Republican era. Wrote "the Histories" which detailed the Rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance, including eye witness accounts of the Sack of Carthage and Corinth. And the Roman annexation of Greece after achaenwar
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Plutarch. Greek biographer and essayist. Born in AD 46. Wrote during the early imperial period
Known for Parallel lives, his writings on famous greek/roman figures, and Moralia, which were writings on transcribed speeches. Written in Greek. Plutarch also wrote biographies on certain emperors Augustus to Vitellius. galba/otho survive
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Cicero. Born 106bc. Roman statesmen. Lived during late Republic.
Known for his letters. Served as consul at one point Died shortly after the death of Caesar due to Mark Anthony
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Suetonius. Roman Biographer. Born 69AD. Wrote during the early Imperial period.
Wrote "The lives of Caesars" which documented the rise and fall of the first 12 Rulers of Rome post republic. Wrote under Hadrian.
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Velleius Paterculus. Roman Historian. Wrote during the very early Imperial/late republican period
Wrote "His History" covering the end of the Trojan war till the death of Augustus. Used a rhetorical style.
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Appian. Greek Historian. Born 95 AD. Wrote during the early-middle of the imperial period, during Hadrian.
Gives an account of various peoples and their integration into the Roman sphere. called "Roman History". Last 5 books were "The Civil Wars" and discuss the late republican period
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Cassius Dio. Roman statesmen of Greek origin. Born 155 AD.
Wrote a history beginning from the mythology of the early Roman kingdom up until the Imperial period
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Tacitus. Roman senator and historian. born in 56 AD.
wrote the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of emperors from Tiberius (death of Augustus) till the year of the 4 emperors
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Sallust was born in 86 BC. He was a Roman historian, politician, and novus homo from an Italian plebeian family.
He wrote during the late Republic, an associate of Julius Caesar. He wrote mainly about the time period he lived within.
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Lived during reign of Augustus Wrote history of Rome from Rome till 1st punic war (carthage) Main Romulus/remus source

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Greek Historian. Born 60 BC

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Wrote the Aeneid, a poetry epic. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Comissioned by augustus. goes from trogan refugee Aeneas till romulus/remus found rome

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Lived during the Republican era. Wrote "the Histories" which detailed the Rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance, including eye witness accounts of the Sack of Carthage and Corinth. And the Roman annexation of Greece after achaenwar

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Known for Parallel lives, his writings on famous greek/roman figures, and Moralia, which were writings on transcribed speeches. Written in Greek. Plutarch also wrote biographies on certain emperors Augustus to Vitellius. galba/otho survive

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