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Unformatted text preview: 3. ( Primary ) Sources of Roman History a. Annales: i. The official chronicle of Rome, kept by the Government ii. Each year a notable event would be recorded in the Annales 1. very brief, but existent nonetheless 2. record., also, the serving consuls of the year iii. The older annals were destroyed in a fire in Rome b. Pictor (Quintus Fabius Pictor) i. Senator from 225 BC ii. Wrote in Greek; though he spoke Latin 1. Latin still primitive language at the time iii. Chronicled the History of Rome from the beginnings up until his very day iv. His work is now lost. SHIT! c. Polybius i. Rise of the Roman Empire ii. Wrote in the 2 nd Century BC up until 146 BC iii. Talks about Punic Wars; very detail iv. Oldest existing source for a lot of things v. Writes about Roman constitution d. Livy i. Wrote a huge, huge history of Rome from beginnings all the way up to Augustus Caesar in 142 Books 1. some of the books are missing 2. we have first books a. 1-10; 21-45 ii....
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