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  • c. 205 BCE - 184 BCE
    Plautus writes his Roman comedy plays.
  • 65 BCE - 8 BCE
    Life of Roman poet, Quintus Horatius Flaccus, better known as Horace.
  • 59 BCE - 17 CE
    Life of Livy.
  • 43 BCE - 17 CE
    Life of the Roman writer Ovid, author of Metamorphoses.
  • c. 39 BCE - c. 38 BCE
    Roman poet Virgil writes his first collection of ten poems, the Eclogues.
  • c. 30 BCE - c. 19 BCE
    Roman poet Virgil writes his Aeneid.
  • c. 30 BCE
    Roman poet Virgil completes his second collection of poems, the Georgics.
  • 23 CE - Aug 79 CE
    Life of Pliny the Elder.
  • c. 50 CE - c. 120 CE
    The life of Greek historian and philosopher Plutarch.
  • c. 69 CE - c. 130 CE
    Life of Roman biographer Suetonius who wrote 'The Twelve Caesars'.

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205 BCE - 184 BCE: Plautus writes his Roman comedy plays.
 
65 BCE - 8 BCE: Life of Roman poet, Quintus Horatius Flaccus, better known as Horace.
 
59 BCE - 17 CE: Life of Livy.
 
43 BCE - 17 CE: Life of the Roman writer Ovid, author of Metamorphoses.
 
39 BCE - 38 BCE: Roman poet Virgil writes his first collection of ten poems, the Eclogues.
 
30 BCE - 19 BCE: Roman poet Virgil writes his Aeneid.
 
30 BCE: Roman poet Virgil completes his second collection of poems, the Georgics.
 
 
23 CE - 79 CE: Life of Pliny the Elder.
 
 
50 CE - 120 CE: The life of Greek historian and philosopher Plutarch.
 
 
69 CE - 130 CE: Life of Roman biographer Suetonius who wrote 'The Twelve Caesars'.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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