Statistics for Greek and Latin authors in the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity (hard)

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Philosopher and dramatist who tutored Nero. [First Century AD]LatinFirst Century ADSeneca (the younger)
Emperor and philosopher, pupil of the following stoic phosopher. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADMarcus Aurelius
Pre-Christian epic poet whose lines on a promised child were seen to reveal him as a pagan prophet of the birth of Christ during the Middle Ages. [First Century BC]LatinFirst Century BCVergil
Influential fifth-century theologian, philosopher, autobiographer and former teacher of rhetoric from modern Algeria. [Fifth Century AD]LatinFifth Century ADAugustine
Architect and author of 'On Architecture' (De Architectura). [First Century BC]LatinFirst Century BCVitruvius
Author of a short epic poem on the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. [First Century BC]LatinFirst Century BCCatullus
Marcus Aurelius's doctor, author of 'Why the Best Doctor is also a Philosopher'. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADGalen
Greek historian and another pupil of this stoic philosopher, who wrote down his master's works in Koine Greek. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADArrian
Statesman, philosopher and major translator of Aristotle into Latin. [Sixth Century AD]LatinSixth Century ADBoethius
Author of a history admired by Gibbon that includes a detailed account of the emperor Julian, and also of the author's experiences during the siege of Amida by the Persians. [Fourth Century AD]LatinFourth Century ADAmmianus Marcellinus
Orator and novelist from North Africa whose works include a speech defending himself on a charge of sorcery. [Second Century AD]LatinSecond Century ADApuleius
Satirist of the second century AD whose works include proto-science-fiction, dialogues and an essay on 'How to Write History'. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADLucian of Samasata
Author of 'The Abduction of Proserpina' (de raptu Proserpinae), a pagan court poet at the court of the Christian emperor Honorius. [Fourth-Fifth Century AD]LatinFourth-Fifth Century ADClaudian
Author of a history of Alexander written as a study in tyranny. [First Century AD]LatinFirst Century ADQuintus Curtius Rufus
Freed slave and stoic philosopher. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADEpictetus
Novelist whose erotic novel has the heroine undergoing three apparent deaths. [Third (?) Century AD]GreekThird (?) Century ADAchilles Tatius
Roman senator whose work on Roman traditions is framed as a dialogue set at the festival of the Saturnalia. [Fifth Century AD]LatinFifth Century ADMacrobius
Author of an epic poem on Jason and the Argonauts in Latin. [First Century AD]LatinFirst Century ADValerius Flaccus
Rhetor and teacher of John Chrysosthom whose one thousand five hundred letters cast a clear light on Antioch. [Fourth Century AD]GreekFourth Century ADLibanius
Poet, author of a description of Justinian's Hagia Sophia. [Sixth Century AD]GreekSixth Century ADPaul the Silentiary
Wrote the Christian epic 'The Battle of the Soul' (Psychomachia). [Fourth Century AD]LatinFourth Century ADPrudentius
Epic poet whose poem on the defeat of the Berbers under Justinian by John Troglita (the Iohannis or De bellis Libycis) is the last Latin epic poem of antiquity. [Sixth Century AD]LatinSixth Century ADCorippus
Literary critic whose works on the Greek orators and historians are supplemented by a great work on Roman origins. [First Century AD]GreekFirst Century ADDionysius of Halicarnassus
Orator and aristocratic magnate whose hypochondriac autobiography sheds much light on pagan piety of the Second Century AD.GreekSecond Century ADAelius Aristides
Christian head of the philosophical school in Alexandria in the mid Sixth Century AD. More of his writings survive than those of any other ancient philosopher.GreekSixth Century ADJohn Philoponus

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