Valerius Maximus


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Valerius Maximus

(vəlēr`ēəs măk`sĭməs), c.20 B.C.–c.A.D. 50, Roman author. Little is known of his life. His Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX [nine books of memorable deeds and sayings] was written c.A.D. 30 and is a miscellany of anecdotes about a variety of subjects. The work was widely popular, especially as a source for writers and orators.

Valerius Maximus

 

Lived during the first century A.D. Roman writer.

Valerius Maximus is the author of the collection Memorable Deeds and Sayings (in nine books), which he wrote during the reign of Emperor Tiberius. This collection was intended primarily for rhetoricians and contained historical examples that could be used in composing speeches. In the works of Valerius Maximus one encounters factual material derived from sources that are no longer extant.

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Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX. Published by C. Kempf. Leipzig, 1888.
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