By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek authentic of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and recommend and obtained the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died through the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in truth conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us whole, or approximately so, particularly these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're necessary documents of army historical past. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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