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Velleius Paterculus, who lived within the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius (30 BCE–37 CE), served as an army tribune in Thrace, Macedonia, Greece and Asia Minor, and later, from four CE to twelve or thirteen, as a cavalry officer and legatus in Germany and Pannonia. He used to be quaestor in 7 CE, praetor in 15. He wrote in books 'Roman Histories', a precis of Roman background from the autumn of Troy to 29 CE. As he approached his personal occasions he turns into a lot fuller in his remedy, in particular among the dying of Caesar in forty four BCE and that of Augustus in 14 CE. His paintings has helpful concise essays on Roman colonies and provinces and a few potent compressed portrayals of characters.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti. In his 76th yr (13 CE–14) the emperor Augustus wrote a dignified account of his public existence and paintings of which the easiest preserved replica (with a Greek translation) was once engraved via the Galatians at the partitions of the temple of Augustus at Ancyra (Ankara). it's a distinct record giving brief information of his public workplaces and honours; his benefactions to the empire, to the folk, and to the warriors; and his companies as a soldier and as an administrator.

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