Pompeius Trogus

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Trogus, Pompeius


Roman historian of the period near the turn of the Common Era.

Trogus was the author of the Historiae Philippicae, a history of the world in 44 books, from the legendary Assyrian kings to the Roman emperor Augustus. It was written circa A.D. 7 and has survived only in the epitome of Justinus and in the prologi, or short summaries of the books.


In Russian translation:
Justinus. “Epitoma soch. Pompeia Troga Historiae Philippicae.” Translated by A. A. Dekonskii and M. I. Rizhskii. Vestnik drevnei istorii, 1948, no. 4.


Zel’in, K. K. “Osnovnye cherty istoricheskoi kontseptsii Pompeia Troga.” Vestnik drevnei istorii, 1954, nos. 2–4.
Zel’in, K. K. “Pompei Trog i ego proizvedenie Historiae Philippicae.” Vestnik drevnei istorii, 1954, no. 2.
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