Florus, Lucius Annaeus

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Florus, Lucius Annaeus
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Florus, Julius
Julius Florus
Florus, Publius Annius
Publius Annius Florus
Annius Florus
Florus, Annius
Annaeus Florus
L. Annaeus Florus
Florus, L. Annaeus (Lucius Annaeus)
Florus, Annaeus (Publius Annaeus)
Florus, L. Anneus (Lucius Anneus)
Florus, L. Julius (Lucius Julius)
Florus, historian
Floro, Anneo
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His L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum romanorum, 1827
LC class schedule PA6386 (Florus, Lucius Annaeus, 2d cent.
footnote: The name of the historian Florus varies in the two main manuscripts (Bambergensis: Julius Florus
Nazarianus: L. Anneus Florus). In all probability the historian is identical with the P. Annius Florus in the autobiographical introduction to the dialogue Vergilius orator an poeta
and with the poet "Florus" ("Annius Florus"))
InU/Wing STC files (usage: Florus, historian
Florus, Annaeus
Florus Publius Annius)
LC data base, 2/6/85 (hdg.: Florus, Lucius Annaeus)
InU/Wing STC files (usage: L. Julii Flori ...)
Facchini Tosi, C. Il proemio di Floro, 1990
Storia di Roma, 1998: t.p. (Anneo Floro)
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 2, 1867, p. 176-: "We possess a summary of Roman history, divided into four books, extending from the foundation of the city to the establishment of the empire under Augustus (A. D. 20), entitled Rerum Romanarum Libri IV., or Epitome de Gestis Romanorum, and composed, as we learn from the prooemium, in the reign of Trajan or of Hadrian. This compendium, which must by no means be regarded as an abridgment of Livy, but as a compilation from various authorities, presents within a very moderate compass a striking view of all the leading events comprehended by the above limits. A few mistakes in chronology and geography have been detected here and there
but the narrative is, for the most part, philosophic in arrangement and accurate in detail, although it has too much the air of a panegyric upon the Roman people....With regard to the author all is doubt and uncertainty. In many MSS. he is designated as L. Annaeus Florus, in others as L. Julius Florus, in others as L. Annaeus Seneca, and in one, perhaps the oldest of all, simply as L. Annaeus..."
Brill's New Pauly: "Florus, P. Annius F. Lat. poet and writer, 1st/2nd cent. AD.... Under the cognomen Florus (in conjunction with the family name Annius or Ann(a)eus and the first name P. or L.) four works or groups of works are known: 1. the introduction to a dialogue Vergilius orator an poeta (P. Annius F.), 2. and 3. fragment of a correspondence (Charisius, Gramm. 66,10f.
157,21f. B.) and an exchange of poetry (cf. also Anth. Lat. 238-246
84-87ShB) with Hadrian (Annius F.) and 4. an Epitome de Tito Livio (L. Anneus F.). The identity of the person behind this is generally acknowledged today
...." from Schmidt, Peter L. (Konstanz)." "Florus." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2010. Brill Online. Tufts University Library.
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Epitome Rerum Romanorum
Virgilius Orator an Poeta