By Appian, Horace White
Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek respectable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and recommend and acquired the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died throughout the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', actually conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come all the way down to us whole, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're beneficial documents of army heritage. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Appian is in 4 volumes.
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Paulus alluded to this as much as anything in his When he came to the forum address to the people. to give an account of his doings, according to the " I sailed from Brunhe custom of generals, said, dusium to Corcyra in one day. Five days I was on the road from Corcyra to Delphi, where I sacrificed In five days more I arrived in Thessaly to the god. and took command of the army. Fifteen days later All 1 overthrew Perseus and conquered Macedonia. these strokes of good fortune coming so rapidly led me to fear the approach of some calamity to the army on my return.
Bassadors to Rome and others to Marcius. * XVIII. FROM VIRTUES AND VICES 1. GENTHIUS, king of a tribe of Illyrians bordering on Macedonia, having formed an alliance with Perseus in consideration of 300 talents, of which he had received a part down, made an attack upon Roman Illyria, and when the Romans sent Perpenna and Petilius as ambassadors to enquire about it, he put them in chains. When Perseus learned this he decided not to pay the rest of the money, thinking that Genthius had already, by his own action, made himself an enemy of the Romans.
Appian: Roman History, II, Books 8.2-12 (Loeb Classical Library #3) by Appian, Horace White