Pomponia Titus Atticus (Atticus, Titus Pomponius)( Roman scholar, writer and publisher)
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Atticus, Titus Pomponius; Atticus, Titus Pomponius, 110-32 gg. BC. e., a Roman scholar, writer and publisher, a friend of Cicero. Place of the equestrian class. Epicurean by conviction, not directly involved in political life. His authority is obliged to comprehensive education, profound culture and great wealth. About 20 years (86-65 years.) Held in Athens, thus received the nickname "Atticus". And the collected works of art, had a rich library. As a connoisseur of literature, A. friendly with prominent writers of his time: Hortense, Varro, Nepos, and above all with Cicero. He was the author of a brief historical sketch Chronicle (Liber annalis), which began and ended with Rome's foundation of his own era. This sketch was built annalisticheski. A. was also the author of several genealogical monographs, . containing information about the noble Roman birth, . example, . of Claudius, . Fabiyah, . Marcellus, . well as works Sketches (Imagines), . containing brief, . hexameters written explanation to the portraits of famous Romans,
. In addition, he wrote in Greek a word of praise consulate of Cicero. A. was the publisher of works of Cicero, who exchanged with him the correspondence (Letters to Atticus).