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Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek respectable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and recommend and got the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died through the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire notwithstanding unaware of the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the uncomplicated 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in truth conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us entire, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're priceless documents of army historical past. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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