Velleius Paterculus





Velleius Paterculus


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Marcus Velleius Paterculus (possibly: Gaius Velleius Paterculus) was a Roman soldier and commander in the early imperial period (c. 19 BCE - c. 30 CE). He lived and served under the first emperor Augustus, and then under his adopted son and heir, Tiberius.

Paterculus' military career included various significant postings in Europe, and to the eastern empire. His political career was also successful. He was appointed quaestor, and subsequently attainted the penultimate rank of praetor.

He is best known to posterity as the author of a brief "Compendium of Roman History", which began with the legendary origins of Rome (Troy), and concluded with the death of the first empress, the lady Livia, in 29 CE.

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Compendium of Roman History...

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The Roman History: From Rom...

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