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Pomponius Secundus, Publius [?Calv]isius Sabinus  

John Wight Duff and Barbara Levick

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Mar 2016
Publius [?Calv]isius Sabinus Pomponius Secundus (Quint.Inst. 8. 3. 31; 10. 1. 98), was *suffect consul 44 ce after governing *Crete and *Cyrene. Endangered by prosecution in 31, he survived (Tac.Ann. ... More

Res gestae  

Nicholas Purcell

Res gestae (of *Augustus). Augustus left four documents with the Vestal Virgins (see vesta) to be read, after his death, in the senate (Suet. Aug.101). One of these was a record of his achievements ... More

Sempronius Asellio, Roman historian and military tribune  

Christopher Pelling

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Mar 2016
Roman historian and military tribune at *Numantia in 134–3 bce. He wrote a history (res gestae) of his own time. In the proem he distinguished his work from annals: he would not just list ... More

Severus, Sulpicius  

Arnaldo Momigliano and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Latin historian who was born in Aquitania c. ce360. A member of a prominent family, he studied law in Bordeaux and became a convert to Christianity c.389 together with his friend *Paulinus of Nola. ... More

Suetonius, Roman biographer, b. c. 70 CE  

Keith Bradley

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Mar 2016
Suetonius (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus) was the son of the equestrian (see equites, Imperial period) Suetonius Laetus, tribune (see tribuni militum) of Legio XIII (see legion) at *Bedriacum in 69 ce, ... More

Tacitus (1), Roman historian  

R. H. Martin and A. J. Woodman

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Mar 2016
1. P.(?) Cornelius Tacitus was born between ce56 and 58. It is thought that his father was the equestrian *procurator of Belgica mentioned by *Pliny(1) the Elder (HN 7. 76) and that the family came ... More

Timagenes, of Alexandria (1), Greek rhetor and historian  

Livia Capponi

Timagenes of Alexandria (1), according to Suda the son of a royal banker (βασιλικοῦ ἀργυραμοιβοῦ υἱός), was a Greek rhetor and historian, who came to Rome as a captive in 55 bce with Gabinius(2) and ... More

Velleius Paterculus, Roman historical writer  

A. J. Woodman

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Mar 2016
Velleius Paterculus, Roman historical writer, provides details of himself in his work. Among his maternal ancestors were Minatus Magius of Aeclanum and Decius Magius of Capua (2. 16. 2–3); his ... More

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