The original authorities which are now extant for the life of CaB sar are his own writings, the speeches and letters of Cicero, the eighth book of the Commentaries on the wars in Gaul and the history of the Alexandrian war, by A ulus Hirtius, the accounts of the African war and of the war inS pain) composed by persons who were unquestionably present in those two campaigns. To these must be added theL eges Juliae which are preserved in the Corpus Juris Civilis. Sallust contributes a speech, and Catullus a poem. A few hints can be gathered from theE pitome of Livy and the fragments of Varro; and here the contemporary sources which can be entirely depended upon are brought to an end. The secondary group of authorities from which the popular histories of the time have been chiefly taken are A ppian, Plutarch, Suetonius, and Dion Cassius. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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