Sources for Augustus

This aritcle contains a list of people who provide insight into the life of Augustus. They are ordered by the year they were born and their relevant works are list after their names.

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The people who wrote about Augustus are:

1 – Cicero (106-43BC). Philippics. Epistulae ad Familiares. Epistulae ad Atticum. Epistula ad Octavianum (Pseudo). Against Apion. Epistulae ad Brutum.

2 – Cornelius Nepos (c.100-24BC). Life of Atticus.

3 – Diodorus Siculus (90-30BC). The Library of History.

4 – Sallust (86-c.35BC). Histories.

5 – Vergil (70-19BC). Georgics. The Aeneid. Elegies for Maecenas and Drusus (Pseudo?). The Eclogues.

6 – Horace (65-8BC). The Odes.

7 – Nicolaus of Damascus (b.c.64 BC). Life of Augustus.

8 – Strabo (c.64/63BC-24AD). The Geography.

9 – Livy (64/59BC-12/17AD). Periochae. From the Founding of the City.

10 – Augustus (63BC-14AD). The Res Gestae. Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 54.1625. Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 768.

11 – Tibullus (55-19BC). Panegyric of Messalla (Pseudo?).

12 – Propertius (c.50/45-15BC). The Elegies.

13 – Ovid (43BC-c.17/18AD). The Metamorphoses. Fasti.

14 – Philo of Alexandria (c.20BC-c.50AD).

15 – Velleius (c.19BC-c.31AD). The Roman History.

16 – Seneca the Younger (c.4BC-65AD). Moral letters to Lucilius/Letter 114. On Benefits. De Clementia.

17 – Pomponius Mela (d.1st c. AD). De situ orbis.

18 – Valeri Maximi (1st c. AD). Factorum et Dictorum Memorabilium.

19 – Philippus of Thessalonica (1st c. AD). EPIGRAMS.

20 – Pliny the Elder (c.23/24-79AD). Natural History.

21 – Quintilian (c.35-c.100). Institutio Oratoria.

22 – Josephus (37-c.100). The Antiquities of the Jews. Jewish War.

23 – Martial (c.40-103AD). Epigrams.

24 – Plutarch (c.46-c.120). The Parallel Lives. De Fortuna Romanorum. Sayings of kings and commanders.

25 – Tacitus (c.56-120). Annals. Dialog on Oratory. The Histories.

26 – Suetonius (c.69-122). The Lives of the Twelve Caesar’s. On Rhetoricians.

27 – Florus (c.74-c.130). The Epitome of Roman History.

28 – Appian of Alexandria (c.95-165). The Histories. The Illyrian Wars.

29 – Polyaenus (2nd c. AD). Stratagems.

30 – Theophilus (2nd c. AD). Apology to Autolycus.

31 – Pausanias (c.110-c.180). Description of Greece.

32 – Lucian of Samosata (c.125-c.180). Macrobii.

33 – Aulus Gellius (c.125-c.180). Attic Nights.

34 – Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215). The Stromata.

35 – Cassius Dio (155-235). Roman History.

36 – Tertullian (c.155-c.240). A Treatise on the Soul.

37 – Claudius Aelianus (175-235).

38 – Lucius Ampelius (3rd c. AD?). Liber Memorialis.

39 – Eusebius of Caesara (c.260/265-339/340). Chronicle. Church History.

40 – Aurelius Victor (c.320-c.390). Epitome de Caesaribus. De viris illustribus urbis Romae* (Pseudo).

41 – Julian the Apostate (331/332-363).

42 – Jerome (c.347-420). Chronological Tables.

43 – Julius Obsequens (mid-4th c. AD). Liber de prodigiis.

44 -Eutropius (mid-4th c. AD). Abridgement of Roman History.

45 – Paulus Orosius (c.375-418). HISTORIAE ADVERSUM PAGANOS.

46 – Macrobius (5th c. AD). Saturnalia.

47 – Movses Khorenatsi (c.410-490s).

48 – Cassiodorus (c.484-c.585). Chronica.

49 – John Malalas (c.491-578). Chronicle.

50 – Chronicon Paschale (c.630)

51 – “Documents illustrating the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius” by Ehrenberg & Jones

52 – Fasti Capitolini (200BC-13AD).

53 – Epigram on a statue of Actian Apollo, Translated by D.L.Page, “Select Papyri” 3.113.

54 – VICTORY MONUMENT OF OCTAVIAN AT ACTIUM.

55 – Historia Augusta.

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References:

1 – https://spartacus-educational.com/ROMaugustus.htm

2 – http://www.attalus.org/names/a/augustus.html

3 – http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/augustus_sources.html?fbclid=IwAR14WFzm2TBVhAzxkdqsDjrmipyQqcHK8LFY3SOIdftIHuJWVkgzxo5WQmQ

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