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Dionysius of Halicarnassus was once born sooner than fifty three BCE and went to Italy ahead of 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome whereas learning the Latin language, accumulating fabric for a background of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities started to appear in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his gadgets in writing heritage have been to delight enthusiasts of noble deeds and to pay off the advantages he had loved in Rome. yet he wrote additionally to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest instances to 264 BCE) we now have the 1st nine entire; so much of 10 and eleven; and later extracts and an epitome of the full. Dionysius studied the easiest to be had literary resources (mainly annalistic and different historians) and doubtless a few public files. His paintings and that of Livy are our in basic terms non-stop and particular self reliant narratives of early Roman history.

Dionysius was once writer additionally of essays on literature masking rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and the way to mimic the simplest types in literature.

The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume variation of the serious essays; the variation of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes.

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