Cornelius Nepos (Cornelius Nepos)( Roman historian and biographer.)
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Biography Cornelius Nepos (Cornelius Nepos)
(ca. 100 - OK. 25 BC)
Place of the class of riders, was born in northern Italy, was a friend of Catullus, Titus Pomponia Attica and Cicero. Major works Nepos - Chronicles (Chronica) in 3 books, . where he is following the example of the Greek historians was the first Roman authors undertook a chronological summary of world history, examples (Exempla), . collection of historical memorable cases, detailed biography of Cicero and Cato the Elder, writing about the famous muzhah (De viris illustribus), . at least 17 books, . is a comparative biography of famous Romans and foreigners (mainly Greek): kings, . generals, . Legislators, . speakers, . Poetry, . historians, . philosophers and scientists, . with a book, . on foreigners, . followed by a book about the Romans,
. Of all written by Nepos reached us only one book devoted to foreign commanders of the last Labor. Here are collected brief, built mainly on the memorable biographies of 19 cases of the Greek generals (Miltiades, Themistocles, Alcibiades, and others), one Persian (dates) and two Carthaginian (Hamilcar and Hannibal). Extracted from the same work, biographies of the two Roman leaders - Cato the Elder and Attica. Nepos we owe the wonderful preservation of the document: two excerpts from the letters of Cornelia to her son, Gaius Gracchus.