TROGUES Pompey (Pompeius Trogus)( Roman historian)
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Pompeius Trogus; Pompeius Trogus, I in. BC. e. / I in. n. e., Roman historian. Place of the aristocracy, one of the Celtic tribes in Gaul Narbonnskoy; his grandfather had received Roman citizenship from Pompey the Great. P.T. write world history in 44 books Filippova History (Historiae Philippicae), whose title dates back to the product Teopompa Philips. The title was supposed to indicate that P.T. sought to interpret the history of the Macedonian positions - positions that Macedonia, which was created by Philip II. Books I-VI described the history of Assyria, Media and Persia, from which P.T. transferred to the Scythians and Greeks, and then make up the book. VII-XL to do the history of Macedonia and the fate of the Hellenistic monarchies until their conquest by Rome. The last four books contained in them the history of the Parthians and information about the initial period of Roman history (up to Tarquinia over), as well as the history of Gaul and Spain (until the conquest of last August).
Product P.T. was new in Roman historiography, which until then was engaged primarily a history of Rome itself. It was extremely wholeness, narrative was interrupted only by numerous geographical and ethnographic digressions. P.T. avoids Citation speeches, for which Libya was scolded and Sallust. The content and composition of the product P.T. We know from surviving lists the contents of individual books and expanded paraphrases drawn up in the III. n. e. Mark Yunianom Justin. Fragments of the works preserved in the grammarians. The main source for P.T. labor was Timagena Alexandria, he is also drawn to Eforie, Teopompu, Timeyu, Polybius and others. P.T. was the author did not survive the work of the field of botany and zoology.