List of Ancient Greek and Roman Historians

This article provides a list of Ancient Greek and Roman historians. These names are fundamental in the construction of the conventional model of history. This list will also serve as the basic collection of links for articles that are written about each person. Ancient history in this list ends at 500AD.

There are currently 25 Greek historians listed.
There are currently 62 Roman historians listed.

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Greek Historians

Hecataeus of Miletus (c.550 BC–c.476 BC)

Hellanicus of Lesbos (5th c.)

Xanthus (5th c.)

Herodotus (c.480-c.429)

Thucydides (c.460-c.395)

Ctesias of Cnidus (second half of 5th c.)

Philistus of Syracuse (c.432-356)

Xenophon (c.430-c.354)

Antiochus of Syracuse (fl.420BC)

Ephorus (c.405-330 B.C.)

Cratippus (4th cent.)

Anaximenes (4th cent.)

Clitarchus (4th cent.)

Chares of Mytilene (4th cent.)

Theopompus (c. 380 – ?)

Callisthenes (360-327)

Dinon (c. 360–340 BC)

Timaeus of Tauronmenius (356-260)

Heracleides of Cyme (fl.350BC)

Diyllus the Athenian (3rd cent.)

Psaon of Plataea (3rd cent.)

Duris of Samos (3rd cent.)

Phylarchus (3rd cent.)

Polybius (c.200 – c.118 B.C.)

Poseidonius of Apamea (135-51 B.C.)

Timagenes of Alexandria (1st Century B.C.)

Diodorus Siculus (d. after 21 B.C.)

Nicolaus of Damascus (1st cent. B.C.)

Dionysius of Halicarnassus (1st cent. B.C.)

Oxyrhynchus historian

Roman Historians

Naevius (3rd cent.)

Justin (3rd cent.???)

Cato the Elder (234-149 B.C.)

Fabius Pictor (fl. c. 225 B.C.)

Cincius Alimentus (fl. 200 B.C.)

Ennius (2nd cent.)

Gellius (2nd century B.C.)

Acilius (fl. 150 B.C.)

Cassius Hemina (fl. 150)

Postumius Albinus (fl. 150 B.C.)

Calpurnius Piso Frugi (fl. 133)

Fannius (fl. 133)

Sempronius Tudinatus (fl. 133 B.C.)

Coelius Antipater (fl. 120’s B.C.)

Varro (116 – 27 B.C.)

Pomponius Atticus (109 – 32 B.C.)

M. Aemius Scaurus (fl. 100 B.C.)

Paulus Clodius (fl. 100 B.C.)

P. Rutilius Fufus (fl. 100 B.C.)

Caesar (100 – 44 B.C.)

Sallust (86 – 35 B.C.)

L. Cornelius Sulla (fl. 80 B.C.)

Asinius Pollio (76 – 5 B.C.)

Claudius Quadrigarius (fl. 70s B.C.)

Valerius Antias (fl. 70s B.C.)

Licinius Macer (fl. 70s B.C.)

Sisenna (fl. 70s B.C.)

Lucullus (fl. 70s B.C.)

Livy (64/59 B.C. – A.D. 17)

Aelius Tubero (fl. 60s B.C.)

Voltacilius (fl. 60s B.C.)

Seneca the Elder (c. 55 B.C. – A.D. 39)

Claudius (d. A.D. 54)

Geminus (fl. 50s B.C.?)

Hirtius (fl. 50 B.C.)

Hortensius (d. 50 B.C.)

Tiro (fl. 40 B.C.)

Agrippa (fl. 31 B.C.)

Dellius (f. 30s B.C.)

Augustus (fl. 27 B.C.)

Pompeius Trogus (fl. 20s B.C.?)

Clodius Licinius (fl. 2 A.D.)

Finestella (d. 20 A.D.)

Velleius Paterculus (fl. 20s A.D.)

Tacitus (c. 55 – 117 A.D.)

Affidius Bassus (fl. 60s A.D.)

Cluvius Rufus (fl. 60s A.D.)

Suetonius (c. 69 – after 122 A.D.)

Florus (c. 70 – c. 140 A.D.?)

Pliny the Elder (d. 79 A.D.)

Appian of Alexandria (c. 95 – c.165)

Curtius Rufus (1st cent. A.D.?)

Granius Licinianus (fl. 120 A.D.?)

Dio Cassius (c. 150 -235 A.D.)

Herodian (3rd cent.)

Ammianus Marcellinus (4th Cent.)

Aurelius Victor (4th cent.?)

Eutropius (4th cent.)

Iulius Obsequens (4th cent.?)

Cornelius Nepos

Domitius Corbulo

Sempronius Asellio

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References:

[2] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ancient_Greek_historians

[1] – http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/historians/historianslist.html

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