Lucius Caelius Antipater (Coelius Antipater, Lucius)( Roman historian)
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Caelius Antipater, Lucius; Coelius Antipater, Lucius, II in. BC. e., Roman historian. Professor eloquence, great expertise in the law. Disciple TS.A. He was known Lucius Crassus. TS.A. is the author of the first in the Roman literature monograph devoted to the war against Hannibal (7 books). Because it survived ok. 60 passages. The work was devoted to the famous Roman philologist Stilonu. Established monograph is impossible to precisely define, it was written after 121 g. BC. e. because one of the surviving fragments is referred to the death of Gaius Gracchus. What prompted TS.A. exclusively to describe the war with Hannibal, we do not know, perhaps, an example of Thucydides, and perhaps - the desire to imitate Neviyu, I described the history of Punic War Punic War epic.
In any case, that. A. limited description of the eighteen-year war with Hannibal made it possible for TS.A. thoughtful study of sources and careful selection of facts. Among the many sources used by the TS.A. noteworthy work of the Greek historian of Kaleakta Silenus, who was in the rear of Hannibal. It appears that the product TS.A. affect the events that preceded the beginning of the II Punic War, and since the year 201 BC. e. TS.A. was a supporter of the Asian style, his speech strongly ritmizovana, proposals are divided into short periods of. Consequence of excessive aligning language seems an unusual word order in some fragments. TS.A. was better conductor than a historian: he often embellish the events described, not worrying about the historical truth. Trying to interest the reader, TS.A. included in his work a lot of stories about monsters, legends of the founding of cities, all sorts of digressions and anecdotes, as well as his own speeches. As a writer TS.A. valued Cicero and love in the early literature of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. In the monograph TS.A. oriented Sallust, to Libya, he became the main source of the work on the book. XXI-XXX, as the source of his calls as Pliny the Elder.