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Ancient Literature: Romans - Alphabetical


Ancient Literature: Romans - Alphabetical

[Note: Definitions of abbreviations for the century of origination for documents and time-period for people and events: BCE (Before Common Era) this corresponds with BC (Before Christ),e.g. "100 BCE" or "100 BC", and CE means Common Era (or alternatively, Christian Era)and corresponds to AD (Anno Domini "in the year of Our Lord"), e.g. "AD 35" or "35 CE".

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Author Date Author Information Sources Primary Sources: English Translations
Accius, Lucius - Roman tragic poet (writer and dramatist) ca. 170-c.86 BC  
Acilius, Gaius - Historian/Senator fl. 155 BC  
Aelian (Claudius Aelianus) - Greek rhetorician fl. 2nd century AD  
Aelius Lucius (Stilo Praeconinus) - Roman scholar (first Roman philosopher) 154-74 BC  
Aelius Paetus Catus, Sextus - Jurist fl. 195 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 19
 
Aelius Tubero, Lucius (friend and relative by marriage of Cicero) - Annales fl. 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 19
 
Aelius Tubero, Quintus (son of Lucius) - Consul/historian fl. 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 19
 
Aemilius Macer - Poet ?-16 BC  
Afranius, Lucius - Roman comic poet fl. 160-120 BC  
Agathinus (Claudius Agathinus) - Physician 1st century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 36
 
Albinovanus Pedo - Poet fl. 1st century AD  
Albucius Silus (Silo), Gaius - Augustan orator/teacher of rhetoric fl. 6 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 51
 
Alfenus Varus, Publius - Jurist fl. latter part of 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 63
 
Alfius (Alphius) Avitus - Poet believed to have lived in the first half of the 3rd century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 63
 
Amelius Gentilianus - Philosopher 3rd century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 72
 
Ammianus Marcellinus - Historian AD 330-95
Ampelius, Lucius - Writer 3rd-4th century AD  
Annaeus Lucanus, Marcus (Lucan) - Poet AD 39-65
Annaeus Seneca, Lucius (Seneca the Elder, grandfather of Lucan) - Historian 54 BC – AD 40  
Annaeus Seneca, Lucius (Seneca the Younger) - Writer 4 BC – AD 65
Antoninus Liberalis - Mythographer fl. about 150 AD  
Antonius Gnipho, Marcus - Teacher of grammar and rhetoric (tutored Caesar) fl. 66 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 116
 
Antonius, Iullus (2nd son of Mark Antony) - Wrote verse 43-2 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 114
 
Antonius, Marcus (Mark Antony’s grandfather) - Orator of Rome 142-87 BC  
Appian - Greek Historian fl. 2nd century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 130
Apollonius Rhodius - Alexandrian poet fl. 3rd Century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 124
Apuleius, Lucius - Writer/orator b. ca. AD 125
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 131
Arrian (Lucius Flavius Arrianus) - Historian (Alexander the Great) c. AD 86-160
Asconius Pedianus, Quintus - Writer AD 3-88
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 188
Asinius Gallus, Gaius (son of Asinius Pollio, Gaius) - Orator 41 BC – AD 30+?
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 191
 
Asinius Pollio, Gaius - Orator/poet/historian 76 BC – AD 5  
Ateius Philologus, Lucius - Scholar 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 200
 
Augustus (Gaius Octavius Thurinus) - Emperor 63 BC-AD 14
Aurelius, Marcus - Philosopher/ruler AD 121-180
Aurelius Opilius - Freedman who taught philosophy, rhetoric, and grammar late 2nd-early 1st cent. BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 222
 
Aurelius Victor, Sextus - Historian fl. 4th century AD  
Boëthius, Anicius Manlius Severinus - Roman statesman and Christian philosopher c. AD 480-c. 524
Caecilius Africanus, Sextus - Roman lawyer mid-2nd century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 268
 
Caecilius, Statius - Comic poet 219-168 BC  
Calpurnius Piso Frugi, Lucius - Historian/consul fl. 2nd century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 281
 
Calpurnius Siculus, Titus - Poet fl. AD 60  
Cassiodorus (Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator) - Roman statesman and writer c. AD 490-c. 585
Cassius Dio - Greek senator and historian AD 164-after 229
Cassius Hemina, Lucius - Historian (annalist) 2nd century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 300
 
Cassius Severus - Augustan orator ? - AD 35
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 301
 
Catullus, Gaius Valerius - Lyric Poetry 87-55 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 303
Cestius Pius, Lucius - Augustan rhetor fl. 13 BC  
Cincius Alimentus, Lucius - Historian (Captured by Hannibal) 3rd century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 332
 
Claudian (Claudius Claudianus) - poet b. c. AD 370
Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus) - Emperor 10 BC-AD 54
Claudius Quadrigarius, Quintus - Roman annalist/historian fl. 2nd century - 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 342
 
Coelius Antipater, Lucius - Roman Historian (2nd Punic War) fl. 123 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 355
 
Columella, Lucius Iunius Moderatus - Latin writer on agriculture 1st century AD  
Commodianus - Christian Latin poet fl. about AD 250
Constantine I or Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Constantinus) - Roman emperor AD 272 - May 22, 337
Cornelius Celsus, Aulus - Encyclopedist fl. first part of 1st century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 392
Cornelius Gallus, Gaius (friend of Cicero) - Poet/orator 66-26 BC  
Cornelius Nepos - Biographies (first person to write a universal history) 99-24 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 396
Cornelius Severus - Poet fl. 38-36 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 399
 
Cornelius Sisenna, Lucius - Historian/Praetor 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 399
 
Cornificius, Quintus (friend of Cicero & Catullus) - Orator and poet fl. 1st century BC  
Cremutius Cordus, Aulus - Historian ? - 25 AD  
Curtius Rufus, Quintus - Rhetorician and historian fl. AD 35
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 416
 
Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) - Bishop of Carthage and important early Christian writer fl. 3rd century AD
Diocletian (born Diocles) Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian - Roman emperor AD 245-313
Diodorus Siculus - Greek historian fl. 1st century BC
Domitius Afer, Gnaeus - Wit and orator fl. AD 45  
Domitius Marsus - Augustan poet fl. 19 BC  
Donatus, Aelius - Roman grammarian and teacher of rhetoric fl. middle of the 4th century AD
Ennius, Quintus - Latin poetry 239-169 BC  
Epictetus - Phrygian Stoic philosopher (his teachings were set down by his disciple Arrian in the Discourses and the Encheiridion) AD 50-120
Eusebius of Caesarea - Biblical scholar c. AD 260-339
Eutropius, Flavius - Historian fl. 4th century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 577
Fabius Pictor, Quintus -1st Roman historian ca.254 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 583
 
Florus - Roman historian fl. 60-30 BC  
Furius Bibaculus, Marcus - Latin Poet 102-? BC  
Gaius - Jurist fl. 2nd century AD  
Galen of Pergamum - Physician AD 129-?199/216
Gellius, Aulus - Lawyer AD 125-180?
Haterius Quintus - Augustan orator and declaimer fl. AD 26
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 669
 
Hirtius, Aulus - Consul/Military 90-43 BC
Horace (Qunitus Horatius Flaccus) - Odes, Poetry 65-08 BC
Hortensius Hortalus, Quintus - Consul/Orator 114-50 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 728
 
Hyginus, Gaius Iulius (Librarian of Palatine Library) - Latin Author 64 BC – AD 17  
Irenaeus - Theologian c. AD 130 - 202
Iulius Africanus, Sextus(Julius Africanus) - Christian philosopher c. AD 160-c. 240
Iulius Frontinus, Sextus - Military, Rome aqueducts AD 40-103/104
Jordanes - Historian 6th century AD
Josephus (Flavius Iosephus) - Greek Historian/Jewish priest AD 37/38-100
Jovian - Roman Emperor c. ’AD 332-364
Julian the Apostate (Flavius Claudius Julianus) - Roman Emperor ruled Ad 361-363
Iulius Caesar, Gaius (Julius Caesar) - Soldier/statesman/orator 100-44 BC
Saint Justin Martyr - Christian apologist. c. AD 100-165
Justinian (Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus) - eastern Roman Emperor c.AD 482-565
Justinus, Junianus Marcus - Roman Historian dated to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th century AD
Juvenal (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis) - Satire AD 55-128
Lactantius (Lucius Caelius (or Caecilius?) Firmianus) - Early Christian author c. AD 240-c .320
Libanius (or Greek Libanios)- Greek-speaking sophist rhetorician c. AD 314 to about AD 393
Licinius Calvus, Gaius Macer (son of C. Licinius Macer) - Orator and poet 82-47? BC  
Licinius Crassus, Lucius - Orator 140-91 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 857
 
Licinius Macer, Gaius - Annalist (father of Licinius Calvus) ?-66 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 859
 
Livius Andronicus, Lucius - Dramatist (considered the originator of Latin literature) 284-204 BC  
Livy (Titus Livius) - Historian 59 BC - AD 17
Longinus - Treatise on the sublime fl. 1st Century AD
  • Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome
    Riv Ref PA3002 A5 1982 v.2, p. 1063
Lucian of Samosata - Belletrist and Greek satirist 120- after AD 180
Lucilius, Gaius - Satire (considered the inventor of satire) 180-102/101 BC  
Lucretius ( Titus Lucretius Carus) - Epicurean poet/philosopher 94-55 BC
Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius - Roman grammarian and philosopher fl. AD 395-423
Manilius, Marcus - Stoic author 1st century AD  
Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) - Latin poet AD 38-104  
Minucius, Felix Marcus - Latin apologist for Christianity fl. AD 200-40
Mucius Scaevola Quintus, Pontifex - Lawyer (taught Cicero law) fl. 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 999
 
Naevius, Gnaeus - Dramatist 265-201 BC  
Nicolaus of Damascus - Greek historian and philosopher c. 64-? BC
Nigidius Figulus, Publius - Scholar and mystic (wrote about grammar, theology, and natural science) fl. 58 BC  
Orosius, Paulus - Historian/theologian fl. 415 AD  
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) - Love Poetry 43 BC – 17 AD
Pacuvius, Marcus - Dramatist 220-130 BC (the dates are reversed in "The Oxford Classical Dictionary")
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1090
 
Panaetius - Philosopher 185-109 BC  
Paul, St. (Paul the Apostle ) AD 10-67
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1128
Persius Flaccus, Aulus - Neronian satirist AD 34-62  
Petronius Arbiter - Satyrica ?-AD 66
Phaedrus or Phaeder, Gaius Iulius - Fables 18 BC – AD 50  
Plautus, Titus Maccius - Comedy, satire 254-184 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1194
Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) - Author/scientist AD 23-79
Pliny the Younger (Q. Plinius Caecilius Secundus) - Literary Letters AD 61-114
Plotinus - Neoplatonist philosopher AD 205-69/70
Plutarch (Mestrius Plutarchus) - Greek essayist and biographer AD 40-120
Polybius - Greek Historian 200-118 BC
Pompeius Festus, Sextus - Scholar late 2nd century AD
Pompeius Lenaeus (48 BC satirizes Sallust) - Freedman of Pompey/teacher fl. 1st century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1215
 
Pomponius, Lucius - Latin comic poet fl. 89 BC  
Pomponius Atticus, Titus - Historian/poet 109-32 BC  
Porcius Cato, Marcus (Cato the Elder) - Latin prose writer 234-149 BC
Porcius Latro, Marcus - Augustan rhetor ?- AD 4
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p.1226
 
Porphyry - Scholar/philosopher AD 234-c. 305
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p.1226
Postumius Albinus, Aulus - Historian/Consul fl. 155 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1234
 
Priscus of Panium in Thrace - Greek sophist and historian fl. 5th century AD
Procopius - Greek Historian (Emperor Justinian) c. AD 500-c. 560s
Propertius, Sextus - Poetry 50-2 BC
Publilius Syrus - Epigrams 1st century BC  
Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Qunitilianus) - Rhetoric AD 35-79
Quintus Smyrnaeus - Greek epic poet fl. latter part of the 4th century AD
Remmius Palaemon, Quintus - Grammarian fl. AD 48
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1308
 
Rufus of Ephesus - Greek Physician (medical literature) fl. AD 98-117
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1337
 
Rutilius Claudius Namatianus - Roman poet fl. early 5th century AD
Rutilius Rufus, Publius - Historian 160-?BC  
Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) - Historian 86-35 BC
Sempronius Asellio - Historian 2nd century BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1384
 
Serverus, Sulpicius - Biographer/historian born c. AD 360-420-425
Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius Asconius - Roman politician and poet AD 26-102  
Soranus of Ephesus - Greek physician fl. AD 98-138
Statius, Publius Papinius - Latin poet AD 45?-96?
Strabo - Geographer b. c. 64 BC-after AD 21
Suetonius (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus) - Biographer AD 75-140
Sulpicia - Poetess fl. latter part of 1st century BC
Sulpicius Gallus, Gaius - Roman general/statesman/orator (Wrote on astronomy) fl. 168 BC  
Sulpicius Rufus, Servius - Roman lawyer ?-43 BC  
Symmachus, Quintus Aurelius - Roman senator/orator/epistolgrapher c. AD 340-402
Tacitus, Cornelius - Annals, Histories AD 55-120
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) - Playwright 185-159 BC
Terentius Varro Atacinus, Publius - Latin poet 82-36 BC  
Tertullian (Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus) - Christian writer AD c. 160-c. 240
Tibullus, Albus - Poet 55-19 BC
Tullius Cicero, Marcus - Orator/Latin prose stylist 106-43 BC
Turpilius, Sextus - Writer/ Turpilii comici fragmenta ?-103 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1565
 
Valerius Cato, Publius - Scholar/poet fl 1st century BC  
Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, Gaius - Poet ? - AD 92
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1578
 
Valerius Maximus - Historian ? - AD 31  
Valerius Probus, Marcus - Grammarian from Berytus fl. AD 57
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1580
 
Varro, Marcus Terentius - Roman Man of Letters 116-27 BC  
Vegetius (Flavius Vegettos Renatus) - Military writer Late 4th century AD-early 5th Century AD
Velleius Paterculus - Roman historical writer 20 BC – AD 30
Verrius Flaccus, Marcus - Scholar 55 BC? – AD 20?
  • The Oxford Classical  Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1589
 
Victorinus, Gaius Marius - writer ca. AD 280-365
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1597
 
Vipsanius Agrippa, Marcus - General and geographer about 64 BC -12 BC
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1601
 
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) - Roman poet 70-19 BC
Vitruvius (Pol(l)io) - Roman architect and engineer 85-15 BC
Votienus Montanus - Orator fl. early 1st century AD
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
    Riv Ref DE5 O9 2003, p. 1612
 
Zosimus - Greek historian fl 2nd half of the 5th century AD
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