Greek and Roman Historians’ Dates

Timeline of the Ancient Greek and Roman Historians

5th Century BC Greek Historians:

    • Herodotus (480-425 BC)
      Greek historian
    • Thucydides (460- ? BC)
      Greek historian with military experience in the Peloponnesian War

4th Century BC Greek Historians:

    • Xenophon (?-c.355 BC)
      Greek general and historian

2nd Century BC Greek Historians:

    • Polybius (c.200-c.118 BC)
      Greek Historian of Rome from 220-146 BC and Achaean League Hipparch

1st CenturyBC Roman and Greek Historians:

    • Cornelius Nepos (c.100-35 BC)
    • Sallust (86-35 BC)
      Historian and politician
    • Strabo (63 BC – ?)
      Greco-roman geographer and historian – Strabo’s Geography
    • Diodorus Siculus (fl. c.60-30 BC)
      Sicilian Greek historian of the world centered on Rome
    • Titus Livius or Livy (59 BC- AD 17)
      Roman historian
    • Velleius Paterculus (c.19 BC-c. AD 30)
      Roman historian

1st Century AD Roman and Greek Historians:

    • Josephus (c. AD 37- c.100)
      Jewish historian
    • Tacitus (AD 54-119)
      Roman historian
    • Plutarch (c. AD 45-c.125)
      Greco-roman moralist and historian
    • Suetonius (c.71-c.135)
      Roman biographer

2nd Century AD Roman and Greek Historians:

    • Dio Cassius (c.150-235)
      Roman historian

4th Century AD Roman and Greek Historians:

    • Ammianus Marcellinus (4th C)
      Historian and biographer
    • Eutropius (c. 320-c.390?)
      Roman historian
    • Eunapius (AD 349-c.414)
      Byzantine historian

5th Century AD and Beyond Roman and Greek Historians:

    • Sozomen (5th Century)
      Historian of the Christian Church
    • Priscus of Panion (5th C)
      Historian and bureaucrat
    • Zosimus (5th-6th Century)
      Historian, count, and treasury lawyer
    • Procopius (6th Century)
      Byzantine Historian and secretary

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