BLIND Appius Claudius (Appius Claudius Caecus)( Roman statesman, the first known to us on behalf of the authors of Latin prose)
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Appius Claudius the Blind, Appius Claudius Caecus, IV / III in. BC. e., Roman statesman, the first known to us on behalf of the authors of Latin prose. In his role as censor in 312 g. introduced in the Senate many plebeians, and even the sons of freedmen. Supported Gneya Flavia. Constructed some of the first aqueducts, Aqua Appia, and the road Via Appia, connecting Rome with Capua, which was to some extent, preparation for the conquest of South Italy. AK. was later consul in 307 and 296, praetor in 296, took an active part in the wars with the Etruscans, and Samnites sabinyanami. In old age he became blind, but has not lost its place in political life, in 260 g. he managed to convince the Senate to reject the peace proposals of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus. Most famous was delivered on this occasion it AK, which is transcribed into verse nnij knew Cicero. AK. was also the author of a collection of Latin proverbs, . outlined Saturnian verse, . only at the time the Roman Foot (some of them have been widely, . example: Fabrum esse suae quemque fortunae - Everyone - the blacksmith of his destiny),
. Perhaps, also wrote a legal essay.