Biography of Gayo Acilio (siglos III-II a.C.)

Roman historian and Senator (end of the 3rd century a. c.-beginning of the 2nd century BC) representative of the analyst call old or senatorial. His work on the history of Rome written in Greek, according to Dionisio de Halicarnaso, extended from the origins of the city until the year 184 BC One of the most noteworthy features of this story is its marked filohelenismo, which led to Acilius to assert that Rome had been at times a Greek colony. Part of his story was translated later into latin by the also Roman historian fifth Claudio Quadrigario, who took it as a source to narrate the events ranging from the fire of Rome by the Gauls in 390 a. C. until the beginning of the 2nd century a. C.

Bibliography

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