Pollio Azina Guy (Asinius Pollio, Gaius)( Roman politician and writer)
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Biography Pollio Azina Guy (Asinius Pollio, Gaius)
Azina Pollio, Guy; Asinius Pollio, Gaius, 76 g. BC. E.-5 g. n. e., a Roman politician and writer. He was elected consul in 40 g., at 39 took his triumph in honor of the victory won in Illyria. In the civil war fought on the side of Caesar, in 43 g. Anthony joined. In the competition with the Octavia Anthony, he tried to maintain independence, does not explicitly endorsing any of the parties. Moving away from politics later, devoted himself to literary pursuits and cultural activities. He founded the first public library in Rome in the Temple of Liberty (Libertas), and in his own house gathered a literary circle, where the young poets read their works before their publication. A.P. was known as a friend and patron of poets Horace and Virgil. His benefactor, were also inclined to the bucolic poetry, Virgil devoted the famous fourth eclogue. Literary activity A.P. a versatile. He uttered, and then recorded the speech, composure in the Attic style. Known fragments of seven of his speeches. He also wrote the grammar works, letters, poems and tragedies. These works have survived only in fragments, and the letters have reached us in the collection of 3 letters of Cicero. A.P. was also the author of Stories, the works in which he outlined in the 17 books of history of the Civil War, 60-42 years. The remaining fragments relating to battles of Pharsalus and TAPS, the Spanish Civil War and the death of Cicero.