Cornelius Nepos

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Cornelius Nepos (c. 110 BC – c. 25 BC) was a Roman biographer.wikipedia
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Ostiglia

Hostilia
He was born at Hostilia, a village in Cisalpine Gaul not far from Verona.
In the 1st century BC it was the birthplace of writer Cornelius Nepos.

Catullus

Gaius Valerius CatullusCatallusCatullan
He was a friend of Catullus, who dedicates his poems to him (I.3), Cicero and Titus Pomponius Atticus. * Chronica, an epitome of universal history; Catullus seems to allude to the "Chronica" in his dedication to Nepos.
His friends there included the poets Licinius Calvus, and Helvius Cinna, Quintus Hortensius (son of the orator and rival of Cicero) and the biographer Cornelius Nepos, to whom Catullus dedicated a libellus of poems, the relation of which to the extant collection remains a matter of debate.

Cicero

Marcus Tullius CiceroCiceronianTully
He was a friend of Catullus, who dedicates his poems to him (I.3), Cicero and Titus Pomponius Atticus.
Cornelius Nepos, the 1st century BC biographer of Atticus, remarked that Cicero's letters contained such a wealth of detail "concerning the inclinations of leading men, the faults of the generals, and the revolutions in the government" that their reader had little need for a history of the period.

Catullus 1

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* Chronica, an epitome of universal history; Catullus seems to allude to the "Chronica" in his dedication to Nepos.
It is dedicated to Cornelius Nepos, a historian and minor poet, though some consider Catullus's praise of Cornelius's history of the Italians to have been sarcastic.

Cato the Elder

CatoMarcus Porcius CatoCato the Censor
* lives of Cato the elder; A complete biography of Cato the Censor, from which Aulus Gellius draws an anecdote of Cato (IX.8).
The author of the abridged life of Cato, commonly considered the work of Cornelius Nepos, asserts that Cato, after his return from Africa, put in at Sardinia, and brought the poet Quintus Ennius in his own ship from the island to Italy.

Titus Pomponius Atticus

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He was a friend of Catullus, who dedicates his poems to him (I.3), Cicero and Titus Pomponius Atticus.

De viris illustribus

De Viris Illustribus Romaeabout famous peopleLet us now praise famous men
* De viris illustribus, parallel lives of distinguished Romans and foreigners, in sixteen books.

Denis Lambin

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At last Dionysius Lambinus's edition of 1569 bore a commentary demonstrating on stylistic grounds that the work must have been of Nepos alone, and not Aemilius Probus.
His chief editions are: Horace (1561); Lucretius (1563), on which see H. A. J. Munro's preface to his edition; Cicero (1566); Cornelius Nepos (1569); Demosthenes (1570), completing the unfinished work of Guillaume Morel; and Plautus (1576).

Roman Empire

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Cornelius Nepos (c. 110 BC – c. 25 BC) was a Roman biographer.

Cisalpine Gaul

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He was born at Hostilia, a village in Cisalpine Gaul not far from Verona.

Verona

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He was born at Hostilia, a village in Cisalpine Gaul not far from Verona.

Ausonius

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Nepos's Cisalpine birth is attested by Ausonius, and Pliny the Elder calls him Padi accola ("a dweller on the River Po", Naturalis historia III.127).

Pliny the Elder

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Nepos's Cisalpine birth is attested by Ausonius, and Pliny the Elder calls him Padi accola ("a dweller on the River Po", Naturalis historia III.127).

Po (river)

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Nepos's Cisalpine birth is attested by Ausonius, and Pliny the Elder calls him Padi accola ("a dweller on the River Po", Naturalis historia III.127).

Eusebius

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Eusebius places him in the fourth year of the reign of Augustus, which is supposed to be when he began to attract critical acclaim by his writing.

Augustus

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Eusebius places him in the fourth year of the reign of Augustus, which is supposed to be when he began to attract critical acclaim by his writing.

Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

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His simple style of writing has made him, in the UK at least, a standard choice for passages of unseen translation in Latin exams, from prep school, even up to degree level.

Aulus Gellius

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Aulus Gellius's Attic Nights are of special importance in this respect. * Exempla, a collection of anecdotes after the style of Valerius Maximus; Exemplorum libri, of which Charisius cites the second book, and Aulus Gellius the fifth (VI.18, 19).

Valerius Maximus

Marcus (or Publius?) Valerius Maximus
* Exempla, a collection of anecdotes after the style of Valerius Maximus; Exemplorum libri, of which Charisius cites the second book, and Aulus Gellius the fifth (VI.18, 19).

Charisius

Flavius Sosipater Charisius
* Exempla, a collection of anecdotes after the style of Valerius Maximus; Exemplorum libri, of which Charisius cites the second book, and Aulus Gellius the fifth (VI.18, 19).

Lactantius

Lucius Caecilius Firmianus LactantiusDe mortibus persecutorumFirmianus (Lactantius)
* Epistulae ad Ciceronem, an extract of which survives in Lactantius (Divinarum Institutionum Libri Septem III.15).

Pliny the Younger

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Pliny the Younger mentions verse written by Nepos, and in his own Life of Dion, Nepos himself refers to a work of his own authorship, De Historicis.

Theodosius I

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It appeared in the reign of Theodosius I, as the work of the grammarian Aemilius Probus, who presented it to the emperor with a dedication in Latin verse.

Biography

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One of the earliest biographers was Cornelius Nepos, who published his work Excellentium Imperatorum Vitae ("Lives of outstanding generals") in 44 BC.