This innovative project, however, drew on a rich tradition of Greek and Roman authors who had praised famous men—and the rare woman. We also know that he was on good terms with Augustus and he also encouraged Claudius to write history. Though he was not thought of as a first-rate historian, his work was so extensive that other histories were abandoned for Livy.
In the Aeneid, the god Jupiter speaks to Venus about her son Aeneas: There are a variety of other lost or incomplete works by Suetonius, many of which describe areas of culture and society, like the Roman Year or the names of seas.
His main body of work was the Bibliotheca, which consisted of forty books and was intended to be a universal history from mythological times to the 1st century BC. Nepos, therefore, elaborates well-chosen anecdotes to illustrate Hannibal's virtue. Another punishment in the Roman Military only applied to people involved in the prison system; this rule was that if a prisoner died due to the punishment inflicted by Roman legionaries, unless he was given the death penalty, then the leader of the troops would be given the same punishment.
In modern society the private spheres of friendship and family are segregated from the public spheres of labor and politics. In Roman historiography, annals generally begin at the founding of Rome.
The proximity of the sea tempted the Greeks to range far and wide exploring it, but the fact of their living on islands or on peninsulas or in valleys separated by mountains on the mainland confined the formation of states to small areas not easily accessible from other parts.
Therefore, one finds the same motifs and cliches from Greek friendship in Latin letters in spite of the fact that the Roman concept of friendship, amicitia, was different. Livy also used rhetorical elaborations, such as attributing speeches to characters whose speeches could not possibly be known.
Sallust was expelled from the senate in 50 BC on moral grounds, but quickly revived his career by attaching himself to Julius Caesar. There was thus a tendency to broaden the concept and often detatch it from specifically male companionship.
Gaius Gracchus wrote a biography of his brother, Tiberius Gracchus. The Historiae describe in general the history of the years 78—67 BC. Polybiuswho wrote in Greek, was the first pragmatic historian. Timaeus wrote with a negative view of Rome. In Hellenistic and Roman times there was no longer a central political role for Greek friendship.
This was a laudation of the author's father-in-law, the aforementioned general Cn. Sullan annalists politicized their past. According to Cassius Dio as re-told by Matthew Dennison, the newly-appointed emperor Galba revived this punishment to deal with a contingent of rebellious soldiers who confronted him as he entered Rome at the Milvian Bridge in autumn of 68 AD.
The Romans cared deeply for their past and considered ancient times to be inherently better and more civilized than their own times. Aristotle was also the tutor of Alexander the Great for some time.
Nepos' simple style can be attributed to the audience for whom he wrote. Writing histories and maintaining historical records was considered a civic duty that enhanced the dignity of the state.
With respect to writing style, the main influences on Sallust's work were Thucydides and Cato the Elder. The origins of biography as a distinct genre can be found in Classical Greece.
After his consulship, Caesar gained control of the provinces of Illyricum and Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul. Very little is known of his life, but he was active at the Library of Alexandria.
As always with the Historia Augusta, one takes this story with a pinch of salt and either wonders what fourth century point the author was attempting to make of a third-century incident or whether he merely attributed to Aurelian a good story that seemed appropriate to that man's reputation.
This punishment was forgotten over time since the early Republic, but the ancient punishment was resurrected by Marcus Crassus during the Spartacus gladiator rebellion in 72 BC, when two of his legions disobeyed his direct orders not to engage the enemy.
A new system of colonization spread as far as the Indus city-communities fashioned after the Greek prototypeand Greek education and language came to be of consequence in the world at large.
Their language became the language of the state, and its usage spread to the Balkans. Upon being captured by the Romans and transported to Rome, Polybius took it upon himself to record the history of Rome in order to explain Roman tradition to his fellow Greeks.
This is a commentary on the state of oratory as Tacitus sees it. The Hellenes, however, always felt themselves to be one people. Chapter 13 The Biographical Tradition in Greece and Rome Nepos may well have been the first author to produce a collection of biographies on different professionals.
When that position was taken away by Sulla, Caesar spent a decade in Asia, earning a great reputation in the military.
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