Velleius Paterculus

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The Roman historian Velleius Paterculus lived during the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, serving as a military tribune and later as a cavalry officer and legatus in Germany and Pannonia. Written in a highly rhetorical style, his ‘Compendium of Roman History’ is a summary of Roman history from the mythical fall of Troy to AD 29. As Paterculus approaches his own times, he becomes much fuller in his treatment of history, especially dealing with the years between the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and Augustus in 14. He is generally trustworthy in his statements of individual facts, serving as a courtly annalist and providing a unique window into this important time of Roman history. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Paterculus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Paterculus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Paterculus, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the text
* Provides two translations of ‘Compendium of Roman History’, including John Selby Watson’s 1852 edition
* Also includes Frederick W. Shipley’s translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Paterculus’ ancient world


The Translations
Compendium of Roman History (John Selby Watson translation)
Compendium of Roman History (Frederick W. Shipley translation)

The Latin Text
Contents of the Latin Text

The Dual Text
Dual Latin and English Text

The Biography
Marcus Velleius Paterculus
Introduction to Velleius Paterculus by Frederick W. Shipley

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