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date: 01 December 2022

Acilius, Gaiuslocked

, Roman senator and historian

Acilius, Gaiuslocked

, Roman senator and historian
  • Alexander Hugh McDonald

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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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  • Roman History and Historiography

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