Ab urbe condita is a monumental history of Rome, from its founding ( Ab urbe condita, dated to 753 BC by Varro and most modern scholars). The book was written by Titus Livius (around 59 BC - 17 AD). It is often referred to as History of Rome. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ab urbe condita (book)"
Ad Marciam de Consolatione ("To Marcia, for Consolation") is a work by Seneca the Younger written around 50CE. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ad Marciam, de Consolatione"
The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BCE (between 29 and 19 BCE) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aeneid"
Against Apion was a work written by Flavius Josephus as a defense of Judaism as a classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity against the relatively more recent traditions of the Greeks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Against Apion"
The Agricola (full Latin title: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c. 98 AD, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. It also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons to the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also contains eloquent and vicious polemics against the rapacity and greed of Rome. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agricola (book)"
Almagest is the Latin form of the Arabic name (al-kitabu-l-mijisti, i.e. "The Great Book") of an astronomical/ astrological treatise proposing the complex motions of the stars and planetary paths, originally written in Greek as μαθηματικἠ σύνταξις (Mathematike Syntaxis, "Mathematical Treatise"; later titled Hè Megalè Syntaxis, "The Great Treatise") by Ptolemy of Alexandria, Egypt. The date of Almagest has recently been more precisely established. Ptolemy set up a public inscription at Canopus in Egypt in 147/148 C.E. The late N. T. Hamilton found that the version of Ptolemy's models set out in the Canopic Inscription was earlier than the version in Almagest. Hence Almagest cannot have been completed before about C.E. 150, a quarter century after Ptolemy began observing ** . Its geocentric model was accepted as correct for over a thousand years in Arab and European societies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Almagest"
Amores is Ovid's first completed book, published somewhat after 18 BC. Amores was written in the elegiac dystic. The book follows the model of the erotic elegy–perhaps the commonest theme of the time–as treated before by Tibullus and Propertius. Like the other poets, the book centers in a romantic affair between the poet and a puella: Corinna. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amores"
Anabasis Alexandri The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian is the most important source on Alexander the Great. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anabasis Alexandri"
The Annals, or, in Latin, Annales, is a history book by Tacitus covering the reign of the 4 Roman Emperors succeeding to Caesar Augustus. The parts of the work that survived from antiquity cover (most of) the reigns of Tiberius and Nero. ...more on Wikipedia about "Annals (Tacitus)"
Antiquities of the Jews was a work published by the Jewish historian Josephus, also known as Flavius Josephus, about 93-4 CE (cf. AJ XX.267, the overlap mentioned therein occurred from 1.9.93 to 14.3.94). ...more on Wikipedia about "Antiquities of the Jews"
The Antonine Itinerary is a Latin document that can be described as the 'Road Map' of Roman Britain. It contains directions how to get from one Roman settlement to another, drawn up on the orders of Antoninus Augustus. There are 15 such itineraries in the document. ...more on Wikipedia about "Antonine Itinerary"
Apologeticus is Tertullian's most famous works, consisting of apologetic and polemic, which was written in Carthage in the year 197 AD, during the reign of Septimius Severus. In this work he defends Christianity, demanding legal toleration and that Christians be treated as all other sects of the Roman Empire. It is in this treatise that one finds the phrase: "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christianity." ...more on Wikipedia about "Apologeticus"
The Ars Amatoria ("The Art of Love") is a series of three books by the Roman poet Ovid, the first two (for men) written about 1 BC to AD 1 and the third (for women) somewhat later. Written in verse, its guiding theme is the art of seduction. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ars Amatoria"
The Augustan History ( Lat. Historia Augusta) is a collection of biographies of Roman Emperors and usurpers during the period 117 to 284. Although it is supposedly an assemblage of works by six different writers (collectively known as the Scriptores Historiae Augustae), there is considerable doubt concerning not only the authorship of the work, but also when it was written and how much of the content is fictitious. Even so, it is the only continuous account for its period and thus of considerable interest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Augustan History"
Cicero's Brutus (full title: Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators or Brutus, or the History of Eloquence) is a history of Roman oratory. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brutus (Cicero)"
Carminum Liber primus, secundus et tertius (also known as "Odes I, II and III") was a collection of poems published in 23BC by Horace. According to the journal Quadrant, it was "unparallelled by any collection of lyric poetry produced before or after in Latin literature." (see External links) ...more on Wikipedia about "Carminum liber primus"
The day after the election was supposed to be held, Cicero addressed the Senate on the matter and Catiline's reaction was immediate and violent. In response to Catiline's behavior, the Senate issued a senatus consultum ultimum, a kind of declaration of martial law invoked whenever the Senate and the Roman Republic were in imminent danger from treason or sedition. Ordinary law was suspended and Cicero, as consul, was invested with absolute power. ...more on Wikipedia about "Catiline Orations"
Catullus 29 is a poem written by the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Catullus 29"
Catullus 49 is a Latin poem by Gaius Valerius Catullus. It was addressed to the famous orator Cicero. ...more on Wikipedia about "Catullus 49"
The Chaldean Oracles that are embodied in fragmentary texts of the 2nd century AD consist mainly of Hellenistic commentary on a single mystery-poem that was believed to have originated in Chaldea ( Babylon), but had been re-rendered as a syncretic combination of neo-Platonic elements with others that were Persian or Babylonian in origin. Later neo-Platonists, such as Proclus, rated them highly. The 4th-century Emperor Julian suggests in his Hymn to the Magna Mater that he was an initiate of the God of the Seven Rays, and was an adept of its teachings. When Christian Church Fathers or other Late Antique writers credit "the Chaldeans", it is generally to this tradition they are referring. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chaldean Oracles"
The Codex Theodosianus (Book of Theodosius) was a compilation of the laws of the Roman Empire under the Christian emperors since 312. A commission was established by Theodosius II in 429 and the compilation was published in 438. The Codex decreed that pagan schools, temples, and games were forbidden, so that pagans would no longer have the opportunity to sin; "...the pleasures of the theaters and games are to be kept from the people in all cities, and all the thoughts of Christians and believers are to be occupied with the worship of God." ...more on Wikipedia about "Codex Theodosianus"
Commentarii ( Latin, = Greek: hupomnêmta), are notes to assist the memory, or memoranda. This original idea of the word gave rise to a variety of meanings: notes and abstracts of speeches for the assistance of orators; family memorials, the origin of many of the legends introduced into early Roman history from a desire to glorify a particular family; and diaries of events occurring in their own circle kept by private individuals. An example of this is the day-book drawn up for Trimalchio in Petronius's Satyricon (Satyricon, 53) by his actuarius, a slave to whom the duty was specially assigned. Other commentarii were memoirs of events in which they had taken part drawn up by public men. Examples of these are the Commentaries of Caesar: Commentarii de Bello Gallico on the Gallic Wars and Commentarii de Bello Civile on the civil wars; another example is that of Cicero on his consulship. Different departments of the imperial administration and certain high functionaries kept records, which were under the charge of an official known as a commentariis (cf. a secretis, ab epistulis). Municipal authorities also kept a register of their official acts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Commentarii"
Commentarii de Bello Gallico (literally "Commentaries on the Gallic Wars" in Latin) is an account written by Julius Caesar about his nine years of war in Gaul. English translations of the book often retain the Latin title; sometimes, various translations of the book's Latin title are used, including About the Gallic War, Of the Gallic War, On the Gallic War, The Conquest of Gaul, and The Gallic War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Commentarii de Bello Gallico"
Commentariolum Petitionis was written by Cicero's brother Quintus as a guide to speaking and oratory. ...more on Wikipedia about "Commentariolum Petitionis"
Confessions is the name of a series of thirteen autobiographical books by St. Augustine of Hippo written between 397 and 398 AD. In modern times, the books are usually published as a single volume known as The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Confessions (St. Augustine)"
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