Cremutius Cordus, Aulus

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Roman historian, writing under Augustus and Tiberius, treated the period from the Civil Wars to at least 18 bc. Refusing to glorify Augustus, he celebrated Cicero, Brutus, and Cassius, ‘the last Roman’. Prosecuted at the instigation of Sejanus, he killed himself (ad 25). His work was burnt, but copies, preserved by his daughter, were published in abridged form under Gaius 1.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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