Roman Authors

Based on the title or description of the work, enter the author's Anglicized name. (e.g. Enter "Ovid" instead of Publius Ovidus Naso.)
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Third-century AD Stoic philosopher and emperor, wrote Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
Third and second-century BC playwright, wrote The Pot of Gold, The Swaggering Soldier, other comedies
Plautus
First-century AD philosopher, wrote Moral Epistles, tragedies, assorted Stoic dialogues and letters
Seneca
First and second-century AD historian, wrote Annals of Imperial Rome, Histories, Agricola, Germania
Tacitus
First-century BC politician, wrote Commentaries on the Gallic War, Commentaries on the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Fifth and sixth-century AD philosopher and political advisor, wrote The Consolation of Philosophy
Boethius
First-century BC and first-century AD poet, wrote Metamorphoses, Art of Love, Tristia
Ovid
First-century BC poet, wrote Aeneid, Georgics, Eclogues
Virgil
First-century BC historian, wrote comprehensive history of Rome from the legendary founding of Latium to Augustus, only a fraction of the complete work has survived
Livy
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First-century BC author of short poems, especially those of yearning for his mistress, Lesbia
Catullus
First-century BC lyric poet and satirist, wrote Odes
Horace
First-century AD rhetoritician who wrote textbook on oratory
Quintilian
Prolific first-century BC author of philosophical treatises, letters, and speeches, including On the Republic, On the Laws, Against Verres, and Against Catiline
Cicero
Second-century AD poet, wrote especially caustic Satires
Juvenal
Fourth-century AD historian, wrote history of the late Empire, only accounts of 353-378 AD survive
Ammianus Marcellinus
First-century BC historian, wrote Catiline's War and the Jugurthine War
Sallust
First and second-century AD historian, wrote The Twelve Caesars
Suetonius
First-century BC Epicurean philosopher, wrote long, atheistic poem On the Nature of Things
Lucretius
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