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Quintus Curtius Rufus

Quintus Curtius Rufus, a Latin historian, celebrated by his History of the reign of Alexander the Great (De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni) is supposed to have flourished in the reign of Vespasian or Tragan.

His work, which has been admired for the elegance and purity of his style, is divided into ten books; of which the first and second, the end of the fifth and the beginning of the sixth are lost.

He recommended himself by his knowledge to Tiberius and during his reign, received the pretorship; under Claudius, the consulship, and also the emperor’s consent to celebrate a triumph, and finally the proconsulship of Africa.

He died in Africa, AD 69 at an advanced age.
Quintus Curtius Rufus



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