Coelius Antipater, Lucius

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Coelius Antipater, Lucius
Alt names:
Antipater, Lucius Coelius
Caelius Antipater, Lucius
Field of activity:
Herrmann, W. Die Historien des Coelius Antipater, 1979 (a.e.) t.p. (Coelius Antipater) p. 7 (L. Coelius Antipater, early Roman historian) p. 8 (sometimes called Caelius)
LC Class P-PA, p. 330 (Coelius Antipater, L., 2d. cent. B.C.) p. 292 (x-ref. from Antipater)
Der kleine Pauly, 1964 (L. Coelius Antipater, x-ref. from Antipater
b. ca. 180-170 B.C.
still active after 121)
Harpers Dict. of Class. Lit., 1937 (Antipater, Lucius Caelius)
Oxford Class. Dict., 1970 (Coelius Antipater, Lucius)
Brit. Mus. Cat. (Antipater (Lucius Coelius)
x-ref. from Coelius)
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 1, 1867, p. 202: "Antipater, L. Coelilus, a Roman jurist, and historian....He was a contemporaroy of C. Gracchus....He was the first who endeavored to impart to Roman history the ornaments of style, and to make it more than a mere chronicle of events..."
Brill's New Pauly: "C. Antipater, L. Historiographer, late 2nd cent. BC, Possibly the brother of the senator C. Coelius C.f. [1
2. 16], a highly educated scholar of law and rhetoric (Cic. Brut. 102
Dig. 1,2,2,40), considered the teacher and friend of L. Licinius Crassus (Cic. Brut. 102
de orat. 2,54). In the last third of the 2nd cent. BC, at least in part after 121 (death of C. Gracchus: HRR 1, fr. 50), he wrote the first historical monograph in Rome and seven books about the second Punic War (title according to Cic. Orat. 230 Bellum Punicum
many prefer Historiae...." Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln). "Coelius." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2009. Brill Online.
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Smith's Dictionary

Works Currently Cataloged

Belli Punici Alterius Historiae ad L. Aelium (Annales)