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this is often quantity four of Loeb Classical Library (LCL 4). Comprised books 1-3.26 (while LCL5 includes books 3.27-5). those 5 books of The Civil Wars are books thirteen to 17 of Appian's Roman heritage.
Includes English translation, greek unique (obtained from perseus library) and twin structure, which screens either greek and english textual content in columns. The footnotes are displayed either in unmarried and twin format.
The historian, Appian, was once a local of Alexandria, Egypt. All that we all know approximately him as a person is gleaned from his personal writings and from the letters of Fronto, the show of Marcus Aurelius. it really is meant that he used to be born approximately A.D. ninety five and that he died approximately A.D. a hundred sixty five. a fraction of his works present in contemporary years speaks of a conflict opposed to the Jews in Egypt within which he had an event. This was once most likely the struggle waged via the Emperor Trajan to suppress the Jewish rebel in that nation, A.D. 116. within the preface to his background he says that he reached a excessive station in his personal nation and afterwards turned a pleader of reasons within the courtroom of the emperors at Rome (probably as advocatus fisci) till he used to be appointed procurator through them. so that it will be certified for the latter place of work he should have been a Roman citizen of equestrian rank. The time of writing the preface is indicated as 900 years from the founding of town, which might be through the reign of Antoninus Pius. A letter of Fronto to Antoninus is extant asking the appointment of his buddy Appian as procurator, to not gratify his ambition, or for the sake of the pay, yet as a merited contrast in his outdated age. Fronto vouches for his friend's honour and integrity. Appian says additionally in his preface that he had written an autobiography from which individuals wishing to understand extra approximately him may receive info. This paintings used to be no longer recognized to Photius within the 9th century, even supposing Appian's ancient works have been all extant at that time.
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