Lucius Annaeus Florus (Florus, Lucius Annaeus)( Roman historian)
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Florus, Lucius Annaeus; Florus, Lucius Annaeus, II in. n. e., Roman historian. The product F. known how Excerpt from Livy, but his real name probably sounded like a Roman war (Bella Romana), in 2 books, was created, apparently, under the Emperor Hadrian. It is not a retelling of Libya, whose F. uses different both the content and concept of the history of Rome. In Libya, F. owes his intelligence and other writers, among them Sallust, Caesar, Nepos, and Seneca the Elder. In his book O. described the war waged by the Romans to the founding of the city to the reign of Augustus, that is, before the battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 g. n. e
. In the history of Rome, he saw an analogy with the periods of human life: childhood - this is the era of kings; youth over the unification of Italy before the First Punic War, . maturity lasted until the time of Augustus, . When the aging, . but in the reign of Trajan the first signs of a new rejuvenation,
. F. looked at the history of Rome from the perspective of Stoic philosophy, for it is more important than the moral assessment (fairness and courage of the Roman people), the glorification of the Roman conquests and victories than the historical truth. The product F. enjoyed great popularity in the offspring, although it criticized as inaccurate in citing sources used. Some scholars identify F. with Publius Anne Flora, a poet of African descent, author of the partially preserved dialogue Virgil - he or poet (Vergilius orator an poeta).