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Aurelius Victor, Sextus

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Ammianus Marcellinus

Ammianus Marcellinus  

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[Na]One of the last great Roman historians. Originally from Antioch, born c.ad 330, he served in the army and settled in Rome c.ad 378. His History, written in Latin for a Roman audience, spanned the ...
epitome

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The Hellenistic age was the first to feel the growth of recorded literature as a burden; and the age which cast doubt on the propriety of a ‘big book’ also pioneered the abridgement of long works, ...
Historia Augusta

Historia Augusta  

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Title given by I. Casaubon (1603) to a collection of biographies (see biography, Roman) of Roman emperors, Caesars, and usurpers from ad 117 to 284 (Hadrian to Carinus and Numerianus). ...

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