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Appian (Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of 116 CE, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor 138–161 CE. Honest admirer of the Roman empire though ignorant of the institutions of the earlier Roman republic, he wrote, in the simple 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in fact conquests, from the beginnings to the times of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). Eleven have come down to us complete, or nearly so, namely those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the Civil Wars. They are valuable records of military history.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Appian is in four volumes.

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Appian (first-second century CE), a Greek from Antioch, offers a history of the rise of Rome but often shows us events from the point of view of the conquered peoples. Books on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, Mythridatic, and Civil wars are extant.

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Appian's history of the rise of Rome is a record of expansion and conquests. In his animated narrative the historian--a Greek from Alexandria--often shows us events from the point of view of the conquered peoples. His accounts of the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithradatic wars are in Volumes I and II. His < I>

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Appian(Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of AD 116, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank ofeques(knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor AD 138–161.

Table of Contents

Preface

Book I.—Concerning The Kings (Fragments)

Book II.—Concerning Italy (Fragments)

Book III.—The Samnite History (Fragments)

Book IV.—The Gallio History (Fragments)

Book V.—Of Sicily And The Other Islands (Fragments)

Book VI.—The Wars In Spain

Book VII.—The Hannibalic War

Book VIII.—Part I.—The Punic Wars

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674990029
Translator:
White, Horace
Author:
White, Horace
Author:
Appian, Horace White
Author:
Appian
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
January 1913
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Appian (first-second century CE), a Greek from Antioch, offers a history of the rise of Rome but often shows us events from the point of view of the conquered peoples. Books on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, Mythridatic, and Civil wars are extant.
"Synopsis" by , Appian's history of the rise of Rome is a record of expansion and conquests. In his animated narrative the historian--a Greek from Alexandria--often shows us events from the point of view of the conquered peoples. His accounts of the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithradatic wars are in Volumes I and II. His < I>
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