Cornelius Nepos


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Cornelius Nepos (c. 110 –c. 25 BC) was a Roman biographer. He was born at Hostilia, a village in Cisalpine Gaul not far from Verona. His Gallic origin is attested by Ausonius, and Pliny the Elder calls him Padi accola ("a dweller on the River Po", Natural History III.22). He was a friend of Catullus, who dedicates his poems to him (I.3), Cicero and Titus Pomponius Atticus. Eusebius ... more »

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  • ''So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.''
    Cornelius Nepos (1st century B.C.), Roman historian, biographer. "Atticus," Lives.
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