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poet from Iberian Peninsula/Epigrams (short, witty poems satirizing city life and scandals)
The Golden Ass/Cupid and Psyche
Roman eques & writer of mimes (farces)/was in contest w/Publilius Syrus at J Caesar's order/Needs must he fear, who makes all else adread/
Speeches called 'philippics' against Mark Antony who had him executed/Tusculanes (to popularize Stoicism)/On the Laws/On th Republic/On the Nature of the Gods/On Divination
Epistulae/Eyewitness account of eruption of Vesuvius
adapted Greek new comedies/Pseudolus/Miles Gloriosus/Meaechmi (inspired Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors)
Anabasis of Alexander/Discourses of Epictetus/Indica
censor & consul of Rome/began construction of 1st major Roman road (Appian Way) & aqueduct (Aqua Appia)/Sententiae (sentences) considered '1st Roman book of literary character'
Heroides/Metamorphoses/Amores/ The Art of Love/Letters from the Black Sea/Song of Sadness
On the Nature of Things (De rerum natura)
a plebian who opposed old aristrocracy/became partisan of Julius Caesar & govenor in Africa/Catline's War/The Jugurthine War/Histories
The Lives of the Twelve Caesars (De Vita Caesarum)/Famous Men (about Horace, Lucan, Terence,...)
Satires/poems in dactylic hexameter/banished to Egypt by Domitian for offensive satire/coined 'bread and circuses'
Phaedra/Thyestes/The Madness of Hercules/tutored Nero/invented they revenge tragedy
Pharsalia/Journey to the Underworld/forced to commit suicide in AD 65 by Nero
Sententiae (sentences - short moral maxims)/'A rolling stone gathers no moss'/writer & actor/Syrian slave freed by master/contest w/Laberius before J Caesar/quoted by Shakespeare
The Thebaid (about the Theban Cycle)/Silvae/Achilleid (unfinished epic)
Bellum Gallicum (Gallic War)/contains beginning line: 'Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres', meaning 'Gaul is a whole divided into three parts'.
History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita - From the Founding of the City) - 142 Volumes!
116 carmina (anthology of poetry)
Roman slave who adapted Greek plays/The Mother-in-Law/Phormio/The Eunuch/The Girl from Andros/Adelphi/imitated style of Menander which led to comedy of manners
wrote 74 works in 620 books/an important source for Cicero, Pliny, Virgil, & others/On the Latin Language/Agricultural Topics/Urban Topics/On the Families of Troy
Naturalis Historia/Died at the eruption of Vesuvius
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