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Appian (c.95-c.165, Gr. Αππιανος), of Alexandria was a Greek historian with Roman citizenship who flourished during the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. Alexandria Modern Alexandria. ... Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus (September 18, 53–August 9, 117), Roman Emperor (98–117), commonly called Trajan, was the second of the Five Good Emperors of the Roman Empire. ... Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus (January 24, 76 – July 10, 138), known as Hadrian in English, was Roman emperor from 117 – 138, and a member of the gens Aelia. ... Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus Pius (September 19, 86–March 7, 161) was Roman emperor from 138 to 161. ...


He was born ca. AD 95 in Alexandria. He tells us that, after having filled the chief offices in the province of Egypt, he repaired to Rome ca. 120, where he practiced as an advocate, pleading cases before the emperors. In 147 at the earliest he was appointed to the office of procurator, probably in Egypt, on the recommendation of his friend Marcus Cornelius Fronto. The position of procurator was open only to members of the equestrian class. Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 0s BC - 0s - 10s - 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s Years: 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 // Events Frontinus is appointed superintendent of the aqueducts (curator aquarum) in Rome. ... Map of the Roman Empire, with the provinces, after 120. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,500 km²  (580 sq mi... For other uses, see number 120. ... It has been suggested that Barrister#Advocates in Scotland be merged into this article or section. ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... Events First year of Jianhe of the Chinese Han Dynasty Births Deaths Categories: 147 ... A procurator is the incumbent of any of several current and historical political or legal offices. ... Marcus Cornelius Fronto (c. ... An Equestrian (Latin eques, plural equites) was a member of one of the two upper social classes in the Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. ...


His work (Ῥωμαικα, known in English as the Roman History) in twenty-four books, written in Greek before 165, is more a number of monographs than a connected history. It gives an account of various peoples and countries from the earliest times down to their incorporation into the Roman empire, and survives in complete books and considerable fragments. In spite of its unattractive style, the work is very valuable, especially for the period of the civil wars. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Events Roman operations under Avidius Cassius was successful against Parthia, capturing Artaxata, Seleucia, and Ctesiphon. ... The Roman Empire is the name given to both the imperial domain developed by the city-state of Rome and also the corresponding phase of that civilization, characterized by an autocratic form of government. ... There were several Roman civil wars, especially during the time of the late Republic. ...


Editions

English translations: In classical scholarship, editio princeps is a term of art. ... Johann Schweighauser (June 25, 1742 - January 19, 1830), German classical scholar, was born at Strassburg. ... August Immanuel Bekker (May 21, 1785 - June 7, 1871), was a German philologist and critic. ... The covers of Bibliotheca Teubneriana Greek texts through the years: Philodemi De ira liber, ed. ...

  • W. B., 1578 (black letter) - possibly William Barker - used by Shakespeare
  • J. D[avies], 1679
  • Horace White, 1899 (Bohn's Classical Library);
  • Book i. edited by James Leigh Strachan-Davidson, 1902.

William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... Horace White (1834-1916) was an American journalist and financial expert, born at Colebrook, N. H. He graduated at Beloit College in 1853, and in 1854 became city editor of the Chicago Evening Journal. ... James Leigh Strachan-Davidson (1843-1916) was an English classical scholar, born at Penrith. ...

References

  • William Smith (ed) (1870), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol 1 pp. 247-248

External links

  • Appian's Roman History at Livius.org
  • Wiki Classical Dictionary: Appian

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

 
 

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