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HI363 Age of Augustus
LI213 TuTh 2.10-3.30pm


Prof. Michael Arnush Starbuck 201D x8113
marnush@skidmore.edu Hrs.: TuTh 1-2


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Literary Figures in or writing about the Augustan Age (see the table)
 

All dates CE unless otherwise noted. Dates in italics are approximate.

     
Birth Death Writer

 

 

 

70 BCE

  8 BCE

Maecenas, patron of literature

70 BCE

19 BCE

Vergil, epic and pastoral poet (Georgics, Eclogues, Aeneid)

65 BCE

  8 BCE

Horace, lyric poet (Odes, Epodes, Carmen Saeculare)

63 BCE 14 Augustus, author of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti

59 BCE

17

Livy, historian (Historia ab urbe condita)

54 BCE 19 BCE Tibullus, elegiac poet

50 BCE

15 BCE

Propertius, elegiac poet

43 BCE 18 BCE Ovid, elegiac poet (Ars Amatoria, Amores, Metamorphoses)

  4 BCE

65

Seneca the Younger, philosopher and scientist

23

79

Pliny the Elder, historian and scientist (Historia Natura)

37

100

Josephus, Jewish historian who wrote in Aramaic and Greek

39

65

Lucan, epic poet

?

66

Death of Petronius (Satyricon)

46

120

Plutarch, Roman historian and biographer who wrote in Greek

40

104

Martial, writer of verse epigrams and satire

55

117

Tacitus, historian and biographer (Annales, Historiae)

61

112

Pliny the Younger, letter writer

65

140

Juvenal, writer of verse satire

70

140

Suetonius, biographer (Vita Augusti)

120

180

Lucian, humorist, writing in Greek

125

 

Birth of Apuleius, novelist (Metamorphoses)

160

 

Appian, Roman historian, writing in Greek

165

235

Cassius Dio, Roman historian who wrote in Greek