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Information from this Fordam's internet Ancient History Sourcebook site:
General


WEB De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of RomanEmperors [Website]
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  • WEB VÍTELIÚ: The Languages of Ancient Italy [Website]
    With an inscriptions page.


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  • Livy (59 BCE-17 CE): History of Rome
    Complete surving text online in English translation [At Virginia]




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  • Livy (59 BCE-17 CE): Selections from Books 6 and 7 [At Internet Archive, from Princeton]
    Book 6: 11, 14-20, 27, 31-32, 34-36, 39; Book 7: 19, 21-22, 27, 29, 38, 42.

  • Polybius (c.200-after 185 BCE): Rome at the End of the Punic Wars [History, Book 6] [At this Site] (Public Domain unlike next selection, which is a more recent version.)
    Includes an extended comparison of Rome and Carthage.



  • Polybius (c.200-after 185 BCE): Extensive Selections, [At Internet Archive, from Princeton]
    Book I, sections 1-6 , 14 , 17 , 59 , 63-64; Book VI. 1-42, 53-58; Book X. 2-3; Book XXXI. 22-30



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  • Cornelius Nepos (c.99-c.24 BCE): Hannibal, from De Viribus Illustris, trans. J. Thomas, 1995. [At Iowa State]
    The writer of the first surviving biography in Latin.



  • Polybius (c.200-after 118 BCE): The Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE, The Histories, Book XXXVI-XXXIX [At this Site]

  • 2ND The Punic Wars [Modern account][At Internet Archive, from Reed College]

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  • Polybius (c.200-after 118 BCE): The Destruction of Corinth, 146 BCE The Histories, Book XXXVIII, Chapters 3-11; Book XXXIX, Chapters 7-17 [At this Site]







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  • The Gracchi [Modern Account][At Internet Archive, from Reed]








  • Cicero (105-43 BCE)

    • Cicero (105-43 BCE): On Friendship, or Laelius, full text, trans by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh [At this Site]

    • Cicero (105-43 BCE): On Friendship, or Laelius, full text, trans by W. Melmoth [At this Site]

    • Cicero (105-43 BCE): Old Age, c. 65 BCE (Harvard Classics series)[At this Site]

    • Cicero (105-43 BCE): On the Laws, excerpts from Books II and III, [At this Site]









  • The Roman Candidate, 64, 54 BCE
    Quintus Cicero, Letter to His Brother Marcus Cicero, on the problems of running for office.


  • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): De Vita Caesarum, Divus Iulius (The Lives of the Caesars, The Deified Julius), written c. 110 CE, Rolfe translation. [At this Site]



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    • Augustus (63 BCE-14 CE): Res Gestae [In Latin][At CSUN]




    • Augustan Encomiums, c. 31 BCE - 14 CE [At this Site]
      Horace (65-8 BCE): Secular hymn, and Vergil (70-19 BCE): Aeneid, VI.ii.789-800, 847-853.

    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): Life of Augustus (outline)(63 BCE-14 CE) [At CSUN]


    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): Life of Augustus, complete, Worthington translation, [At this Site]





    • 2ND Nina C. Coppolino: Au-us [At Roman Emperors]






    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): Life of Claudius, complete, Worthington translation, [At this Site]

    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): De Vita Caesarum: Claudius (The Lives of the Caesars: Claudius), written c. 110 CE, Rolfe translation [At this Site]



    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): Life of Nero, complete. in Latin [At - Freenfo]







  • 69 CE: Year of Three Emperors



    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): Life of Vitellius (b. 15 - r. 69 -d.69 CE)
      Chap. 13: The Gormandizing of the Emperor Vitellius.[At this Site]



    • Lex De Imperio Vespasiani "The Law-cerning the power of Vespasian" [document designation: ILS 244] 69/70 CE [At Internet Archive, from Iowa State]




    • Suetonius (c.69-after 122 CE): Life of Domitian (b. 51 - r. 81 - d. 96 CE) Chap. IV: How Domitian Attempted to Amuse the Roman Populace. [At this Site]






    • Pliny the Younger (61/62-113 CE): Selected Letters, c 100 CE (Harvard Classics series)[At this Site]
      Selected letters: General (110 letters), and Correspondence with the Emperor Trajan (122 letters).

    • Pliny the Younger (61/62-113 CE) and Trajan (r.98-117 CE): Letters, Book X. 25ff : The Correspondence of a Provincial Governor and the Emperor Trajan, c. 112 CE [At this Site]


    • Aelius Spartianus: Life of Hadrian, (r. 117-138 CE.), excerpts. [At this Site]

    • Aelius Spartianus: Life of Hadrian, (r. 117-138 CE.), complete. [At this Site]





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  • WEB See the Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval Legal History, for texts on late Roman law and the Corpus Juris Civilis.


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  • Vegetius (4th Cent CE): Epitoma Rei Militari, Book I:11-20-sp; c. 371-392 CE, [At Armentarium]
    The only Roman military tract to survive, and the most influential military text in the western world until the 19th century. Probably addressed to Theodosius the Great. See also this useful bibliography [At ibiblio]
2ND Army Bibliography [At CSUN]

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  • Claudius Ptolemy (C.127-148 CE) : The Geography [A-cus Curtius/Chicago]
    The entire text, with maps, is being put up on the web.

  • Rome: As Imperial Capital

    • Pliny the Elder (23/4-79 CE): The Grandeur of Rome, c. 75 CE
      from Natural History [At this Site]
      A collation of NH III.v.66-67, NH XXXVI.xxiv.101-110, and NH XXXVI.xxiv.121-123







    • Claudius (b. 10 BCE, r. 41 CE - d.54 CE).: A Discourse in the Senate, c. 48 CE [At this Site]
      Same speech as above, but based on a surviving inscription.,



    • Herodotus (c.490-c.425 BCE): On Libya, from The Histories, c. 430 BCE [At this Site]











  • Syria/Judea
    • Josephus (37- after 93 CE): Complete Works [At CCEL]
      Includes Antiquities-the Jews, The Jewish War and Against Apion


    • Josephus (37- after 93 CE): Masada [Jewish War 7:9][At PBS]


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    • Arch of Titus [Image - Showing Destruction of Jerusalem][At Bluffton]

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  • Asia Minor
  • Pliny the Younger (61/62-113 CE) and Trajan (r.98-117 CE): Letters, Book X. 25ff : The Correspondence of a Provincial Governor and the Emperor Trajan, c. 112 CE [At this Site]

  • Europe
    • Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE): The Germans, c. 51 BCE [At this Site]

    • Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE): On the Germans, 53 BCE [At Intern-rchive, from Princeton]

    • Tacitus (b.56/57-after 117 CE): Germania. trans. J. Church and W. J. Brodribb.[At Medieval Sourcebook]

    • Tacitus (b.56/57-after 117 CE): Germania, trans. Thomas Gordon, full text, Also available in Latin. [At Medieval Sourcebook]

    • Tacitus (b.56/57-after 117 CE): Germania, shorter excerpts. [At Medieval Sourcebook]


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History of the Emperors, Boo II.6ff: "How Didius Julianus Bought the Empire at Auction", 193 CE [At this Site]

    • Elagabulus (r.218-222 CE)
      • Aelius Lampridius (dates?): Life of Heligabulus and in Latin (r.218-222 CE)[At Heliogabby][Full Text]
        Both lives above are part of the Historia Augusta, prob. 4th Cent CE.

      • Dio Cassius (c.155-235 CE): Book LXXX [At Heliogabby]




    • Jordanes (fl.c.550 CE): History of the Goths Chap. 20: The Devastation of the Goths in the Reign of Gallienus, 260-268 CE [At this Site]

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    • Plautus (d.184 BCE): Aulularia [At Forum Romanorum] or in Latin [At the Latin Library]


    • Lucretius (9-55 BCE): The Nature of Things [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]

    • Catullus (c.84-c.54 BCE): Poems [At Saskatchewan]
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    • Virgil (70-19 BCE)
      • Virgil (70-19 BCE): The Aeneid, Dryden translation, [At MIT][Full Text][Chapter files]
        See <-ng>2NDStudy Guide [At Internet Archive, from Brooklyn College]



      • WEB Virgil Home Page [Website]
        With links to all texts in both Latin and English.


    • Augustan Encomiums, c. 31 BCE - 14 CE [At this Site]
      Horace (65-8 BCE): Secular hymn, and Vergil (70-19 BCE): Aeneid, VI.ii.789-800, 847-853.


    • Sulpicia (Late 1st Cent. CE): Poems [At Diotima] or in Latin [At Latin Library]
      Th-ly surviving Roman female poet.
    • Petronius Arbiter (c.27-66 CE): Satyricon c.61 CE -
      • The Satyricon, translated by Alfred R. Allinson, 1930. [English translation linked to Latin text][At Sacred Text Archive] Also in Latin [At Latin Library].
        [Note that most modern teachers would use the Arrowsmith translation (New American Library) which is considered to be very good.]




    • Persius (34-63 CE): Satires
      • the complete Latin/English text is in preparation for this site.





      • The rest of the Latin/English text is in preparation for this site.

      • Satires 1,2,3,8,9, trans. N. Rudd, [At Princeton]

      • Juvenal: Satire 6 [On Women][At this Site]


    • Avianus (fl. c. 400 CE): Fabulae in Latin [At UPenn]

    • Priapea (collected 5th Cent CE) in Latin [At IPA]
      Said by the Oxford Classical Dictionary2 to be "uniformly obscene".




    • WEB Latin Library
      Has many of the texts here available in original Latin.

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    • Pl-the Elder (23/4-79 CE): Natural History in Latin [At Lacus Curtius][Full Text]


    • Roman Educational Practices, [At this Site]
      Texts from Horace: Satires, I.6.xi.70-90; Pliny the Younger: Letters, IV.13; and Martial: Epigrams, X.62



    • Quintilian (b.30/35-c.100 CE): The Ideal Education, The Institutes, Book 1: 1-26, c. 90 CE [At this Site]








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      • Practical Public Beneficence [At LacusCurtius]
        An inscription, incl-g a photo, transcription, translation and brief commentary, of another typical witness to Roman euergetism.





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      • WEB [Website]
        Presents an onscreen calculater which does its work in Roman numerals.


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    • Slavery in the Roman Republic, excerpts from Plautus, Pseudolus, Act. I, Sc. 2; Cato the Elder, Agriculture, chs. 56-59; Plautus, Menaechmi, Act V, Sc. 4.; and Plutarch, Life of Crassus, viii-xi (on the Spartacus revolt). [At this Site]

    • Texts on Three Slave Revolts
      A.
      Sicily 136-132 BCE - Diodorus Siculus (wrote 60-30 BCE), Bibliotheke Books 34/35. 2. 1-48; Strabo (64/3 BC- c.21 CE), Geography Book 6. 2. 6-7; Florus, Epitome of Roman History 2. 7. 1-8; Orosius, Histories Book 5. 6
      B.
      Sicily 104-100 BCE - Diodorus Siculus (wrote 60-30 BCE), Bibliotheke Book 36. 1-11; Florus, Epitome 2. 7. 9-12; Dio Cassius (c.155-235 CE), Roman History Book 27 fragment 101;
      C.
      The War with Spartacus 73-71 CE - Plutarch, Crassus 8-11; Florus, Epitome 2. 8. 20; Appian, The Civil Wars 1. 111-121; Orosius, Histories 5. 24. 1-8

    • Tacitus (b.56/57-after 117 CE): The Murder of Pedanius Secundus (Annals 14) [At Michigan]
      On the murder of a slave-owner by his slave, possibly because of e-c jealously. The senate addresses whether all the slaves in the house should be killed.

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      • Apicius (proverbial gourmet): De Re Coquinaria (4th Cent CE). Ancient Roman Recipes [At CMU]










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See information on the Olympian Religion under Greek Religion on Greece. For the Roman Mystery Religions, see under Late Antiquity.
















    • Persius Flaccus (34-63 CE): Satire II, c. 60 CE [This Site]




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      • Juvenal (c.55-c.130 CE): Satire 2, excerpts, [At D-ma]
        Sheer misogyny.

      • Juvenal (c.55-c.130 CE): Satire 6, long excerpts, [At this -e]
        More misogyny.

      • Juvenal (c.55-c.130 CE): Satire 6 [On Women], complete, [At this Site]



    • Homosexuality
      • People with a History: Rome


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Lord Acton: The History of Freedom in Antiquity [At Acton.org]
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NOTES:

Dates of accession of material added since July 1998- be seen in the **New Additions** page. The date of inception was 4/8/1998.

Links to files at other site are indicated by [At some indication of the site name or location]. Locally available texts are marked by [At this Site].

WEB indicates a link to one of small number of high quality web sites which provide either more texts or an especially valuable overview.

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