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By Appian, Horace White

ISBN-10: 0674990021

ISBN-13: 9780674990029

Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek respectable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and suggest and obtained the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died in the course of the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although unaware of the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in reality conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come all the way 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 worthy documents of army background. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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