Texts

Classical Latin

This section contains the writers of works from Republican and Imperial Rome. From orators to philosophers, poets to historians, the soul of ancient Rome comes alive in the words of these writers.

Roman Name Modern Name Biography Lived
Gaius Iulius Caesar Julius Caesar Yes Jul. 12, 100 - Mar. 15, 44 B.C.E.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Cicero Yes Jan. 3, 106 - Dec. 7, 43 B.C.E.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace 65 - 8 B.C.E.
Titus Livius Livy 59 B.C.E. - 17 C.E.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust Yes 86 - 35 B.C.E.
Cornelius Tacitus Tacitus 56 or 57  - after 117 C.E.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil Yes Oct. 15, 70 - Sept. 20, 19 B.C.E.

Medieval Latin

With the birth of Christianity, and the passing of Imperial Roman hegemony into the kingdoms of various power-seekers in the western Mediterranean and northern Europe, Latin continued its evolution that would eventually result in the Romance languages of today. The works of this age come from Christian leaders, historians, and biographers of the powerful kings that ruled the once Roman lands.

Name Lived
St. Aurelius Augustine of Hippo Nov. 30, 354 - Aug. 28, 430 C.E.

Biographies

Miscellaneous Texts

The following essays were written around the turn of the last century, and have been transcribed in their entirety for this site.