A Timeline of Latin Literature

 
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A Timeline of Classical Latin Literature *

Early Roman Period

(to 80 B.C.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 B.C.

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Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder) (234-149 B.C.)

 

Titus Maccius Plautus (Plautus) (ca. 254 - 184 B.C.)

 

 

 

Publius Terentius Afer (Terence) (185-159 B.C.)

The Golden Age

(80 B.C. - A.D. 14)

 

The Ciceronian Period

(80-43 B.C.)

 

 

 

 

 

50 B.C.

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Titus Lucretius Carus  (Lucretius) (ca. 98-55 B.C.)

 

Caius Valerius Catullus (Catullus) (ca 84-54 B.C.)

 

Marcus Tullius Cicero (Cicero) (106-43 B.C.)

 

Caius Iulius Caesar (Caesar) (102-44 B.C.)

 

Cornelius Nepos (Nepos) (99-24 B.C.)

 

Caius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust) (86-35 B.C.)

The Augustan Period

(43 B.C. - A.D. 14)

 

 

 

 

1 B.C.

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Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil) (70-19 B.C.)

 

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) (65-8 B.C.)

 

Albius Tibullus (Tibullus (60  - 19 B.C.)

 

Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.- A.D. 17 )

 

Sextus Propertius (Propertius) (ca. 50 B.C. - ca. A.D. 2)

 

Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid) (43 B.C. - A.D. 17)

 

A.D. 1

The Silver Age

(A.D. 14 - 138)

 

 

A.D. 50

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca) (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)

 

 

Caius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder) (A.D. 23 - 79)

 

 

Marcus Valerius Martialis (Martial) (A.D. 45 - 104)

 

 

 

 

A.D. 100

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus (Tacitus) (A.D. 55 - 117)

 

 

Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (Pliny the Younger) (A.D. 62 - 113)

 

 

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (Suetonius) (A.D. 70 - 140)

 

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* This Timeline is based on Wheelock's A Brief Survey of Latin Literature in the Introduction to  Latin: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors by Frederic M. Wheelock.

 

Updated on October 27, 2000 
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