[KINDLE] ❄ Cornelius Nepos: On Great Generals. On Historians. (Loeb Classical Library No. 467) Author Cornelius Nepos – Uroturk.info
Cornelius Nepos Was Born In Cisalpine Gaul But Lived In Rome And Was A Friend Of Cicero, Atticus, And Catullus Most Of His Writings, Which Included Poems, Moral Examples From History, A Chronological Sketch Of General History, A Geographical Work, Lives Of Cato The Elder And Cicero, And Other Biographies, Are Lost Extant Is A Portion Of His De Viris Illustribus I Part Of His Parallel Lives Of Roman And Non Roman Famous Men, Namely The Portion Containing Lives Of Non Roman Generals All Greeks Except Three And A Chapter On Kings And Ii Two Lives From The Class Of Historians The Lives Are Short Popular Biographies Of Various Kinds, Written In A Usually Plain Readable Style, Of Value Today Because Of Nepos S Use Of Many Good Sources As for Epaminondas himself, when he found that he had received a mortal wound, and also that if he drew out the iron head of the dart, which had stuck in his body, he would instantly die, he kept it in until it was told him that the Boeotians were victorious When he heard these words, he said I have lived long enough for I die unconquered.