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Acilius, Gaius, Roman senator and historian

Acilius, Gaius Romansenator and historian, who interpreted for Carneades, Diogenes (3), and Critolaus in the senate in 155 bce, wrote a history of Rome, in Greek, from early Italian times to his own age, certainly to 184 bce (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 3. 67. 5); it appeared c.142 (Livy, Per. 53: reading C. Acilius). His senatorial tradition is seen in the anecdote of P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Hannibal (Livy 35. 14. 5). His work was reproduced in Latin by a Claudius, probably Claudius Quadrigarius, who would then have incorporated it in his annalistic form.

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