Frug Calpurnia Piso (Calpurnius Piso Frugi)( Rome annalist)
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Calpurnia Piso Frug, Lucius; Calpurnius Piso Frugi, Lucius, II in. BC. e., Roman annalist. In 149 g. BC. e. a tribune of the people has made the introduction of the regular trial of the criminals, in the position of Consul in 133 g. fought in Sicily from the rebellious slaves, staunchly resisted the reforms of Gaius Gracchus. His honesty he must nickname Frug (honest, conscientious). From the Annals of 7 books covering the history of Rome from Aeneas to 146 g. BC. e. Books III-VII contain, probably, the history of the last 150 years. The representation of events characterized by honesty and objectivity, although not deprived of moralizing, myths and legends interpreted rationally. By Style. Cicero felt dry and poor, Hella is captivated by its simplicity. Annals K. Used Livy, especially in the first 12 books, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Pliny the Elder.