Timeline of the Ancient Greek and Roman Historians

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The following is a timeline of the Ancient Greek and Roman historians, from the 5th Century B.C. to 6th Century A.D.

5th Century B.C. Greek Historians

  • Herodotus (480-425 B.C.): Greek historian
  • Thucydides (460- ? B.C.): Greek historian with military experience in the Peloponnesian War

4th Century B.C. Greek Historians

  • Xenophon (?-c.355 B.C.): Greek general and historian.

2nd Century B.C. Greek Historians

  • Polybius (c.200-c.118 B.C.): Greek Historian of Rome from 220-146 B.C. and Achaean League Hipparch

    1st Century B.C. Roman and Greek Historians

    • Cornelius Nepos (c.100-35 B.C.): Biographer
    • Sallust (86-35 B.C.): Historian and politician
    • Strabo (63 B.C. - ?): Greco-roman geographer and historian
    • Diodorus Siculus (fl. c.60-30 B.C.): Sicilian Greek historian of the world centered on Rome
    • Titus Livius or Livy (59 B.C.-A.D. 17): Roman historian
    • Velleius Paterculus (c.19 B.C.-c.A.D. 30): Roman historian

    1st Century A.D. Roman and Greek Historians

    • Josephus (c.A.D. 37- c.100): Jewish historian
    • Tacitus (A.D.54-119): Roman historian
    • Plutarch ( c.A.D.45-c.125): Greco-roman moralist and historian
    • Suetonius ( c.71-c.135): Roman biographer

    2nd Century A.D. Roman and Greek Historians

    4th Century A.D. Roman and Greek Historians

    • Ammianus Marcellinus (4th C): Historian and biographer
    • Eutropius (c. 320-c.390?): Roman historian
    • Eunapius (A.D.349- c.414): Byzantine historian

    5th Century A.D. and Beyond Roman and Greek Historians

    • Sozomen (5th Century): Historian of the Christian Church
    • Priscus of Panion (5th C): Historian and bureaucrat
    • Zosimus (5th-6th Century): Historian, count, and treasury lawyer
    • Procopius (6th Century): Byzantine Historian and secretary
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