Appian's Roman history Free PDF book (1912) by Translated by Horace White

Appian's Roman history Free PDF book (1912) by Translated John Dewar Denniston Volume 1
Appian's Roman history Free PDF book


Appian (Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of 116 CE, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank of eques (knight). In his older years, he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor 138–161 CE. An honest admirer of the Roman empire though ignorant of the institutions of the earlier Roman republic, he wrote, in the simple 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in fact conquests, from the beginnings to the times of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). Eleven have come down to us complete, or nearly so, namely those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the Civil Wars. They are valuable records of military history. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Appian is in four volumes.


This is volume one that contains 

BOOK I. —CONCERNING THE KINGS (FRAGMENTS).

BOOK II. — CONCERNING ITALY (FRAGMENTS).

BOOK III. — THE SAMNITE HISTORY (FRAGMENTS)

BOOK IV. — THE GALLIC HISTORY (FRAGMENTS).

BOOK V. — OF SICILY AND THE OTHER ISLANDS (FRAGMENTS)

BOOK VI. — THE WARS IN SPAIN 139

BOOK VII. — THE HANNIBALIC WAR 303

BOOK VIII. — PART I. — THE PUNIC WARS 401


Author: Appianus, of Alexandria
Translator:  Horace White 
Publication Date: 1912


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