Valerius Antias


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Valerius Antias

 

Lived during the first century B.C. Roman historian. Representative of the so-called Young Annalist School.

Valerius Antias is the author of the Annals —an extensive work (75 books) that encompassed events from the founding of Rome to the death of Sulla. The chief purpose of this work by Valerius Antias was the glorification of Rome, and especially the Valerii family. Only insignificant excerpts of Valerius Antias’ Annals have been preserved.

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Referring to the De bello italico he makes the following statement: "This is, however, not a translation, but a work composed by myself, in the same way that Livy drew upon Valerius Antias or Polybius and then arranged the material according to his own judgment" ("Est autem haec non translatio, sed opus a me compositum, quemadmodum Livius a Valerio Antiate, vel a Polybio Megapolitano sumpsit, et arbitratu suo disposuit").
43) The vel is thus significant: Livy draws upon Valerius Antias or upon Polybius.