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Lucius Livius Andronicus

Livius Andronicus , Lucius , a Roman author of the third century B.C. One of the earliest known Latin writers, he sometimes is called “the father of Roman literature.” Livius wrote plays, adapted others from the Greek, and translated The Odyssey.

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  • Plutarch

    Plutarch

    Plutarch (46 - 120 A.D.), a Greek biographer and essayist. In Parallel Lives he pairs 23 famous Greeks with 23 Romans for comparison. See more »

  • Lucian

    Lucian

    Lucian, a Greek satirist of the second century A.D.His ridicule of the gods of mythology and of the Christian religion won him the nickname of “the Blasphemer.”Among his writings that have been preserved are his dialogues, notably Dialogues of the Deadand Dialogues of the Gods.He also wrote poems, romances, critical works, and biographies. See more »

  • Lucius Livius Andronicus

    Lucius Livius Andronicus

    Livius Andronicus , Lucius , a Roman author of the third century B.C. One of the earliest known Latin writers, he sometimes is called “the father of Roman literature.” Livius wrote plays, adapted others from the Greek, and translated The Odyssey. See more »

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