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Cornelius Nepos: Great Generals of Foreign Nations



These short biographies are all that remains of a larger collection of lives, which was probably composed in about 35 B.C. They are written in a clear, simple style and are deliberately "biography rather than history". For more details about their composition, see the translator's introduction.

The subjects of the biographies are listed in the table below. The translation is by J.C. Rolfe (1929). The Latin text, edited by A. Fleckeisen (1886), is available in Perseus under Philologic.

A translation of the Life of Atticus by Cornelius Nepos is available elsewhere on this website.



1     Miltiades   Latin text       English translation  
2     Themistocles     Latin text       English translation  
3     Aristides     Latin text       English translation  
4     Pausanias   Latin text       English translation  
5     Cimon     Latin text       English translation  
6     Lysander     Latin text       English translation  
7     Alcibiades   Latin text       English translation  
8     Thrasybulus     Latin text       English translation  
9     Conon     Latin text       English translation  
10     Dion   Latin text       English translation  
11     Iphicrates   Latin text       English translation  
12     Chabrias     Latin text       English translation  
13     Timotheus     Latin text       English translation  
14     Datames   Latin text       English translation  
15     Epaminondas     Latin text       English translation  
16     Pelopidas     Latin text       English translation  
17     Agesilaus   Latin text       English translation  
18     Eumenes     Latin text       English translation  
19     Phocion     Latin text       English translation  
20     Timoleon   Latin text       English translation  
21     On Kings   Latin text       English translation  
22     Hamilcar     Latin text       English translation  
23     Hannibal     Latin text       English translation  
      Cato     Latin text       English translation  
      Fragments     Latin text       English translation  



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