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

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As they had, however, they occupied and fortified the temple of Diana, and sent Quintus, the son of Flaccus, to the Senate seeking to come to an arrangement and to live in harmony. The Senate replied that they should lay down their arms, come to the senate-house, and tell them what they wanted, or else send no more messengers. When they sent Quintus a second time the consul Opimius arrested him, as being no longer an ambassador after he had been warned, and at the same time sent his armed men against the Gracchans.

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