These English translations of Greek and Latin authors are not directly relevant to the history of the period covered by this website (324-30 B.C.), but they have been made available here for general use.
Translations relevant to the history of the Greek and Roman world from 324-30 B.C. can be found on the translations index page.
- Aelian, Fragments
A large number of short fragments, preserving some curious information
- Aelian, On the Nature of Animals
One of the major sources of information about animals in antiquity
- Alcidamas, On the Sophists
A Greek declamation of the 4th century B.C.
- Apuleius, Florida
Highlights from the Latin speeches of Apuleius
- Cicero, Academica
A dialogue about knowlege and scepticism, written in 45 B.C..
- Cicero, Topica
A technical treatise on rhetoric, written in 44 B.C..
- Cicero, Tusculan Disputations
A discussion of various philosophical topics, written in 45 B.C..
- Cleonides, Harmonic Introduction
A short introduction to the theory of musical harmonies
- Demetrius, On Style
A Greek treatise on rhetoric, of uncertain date
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Deinarchus
A critical review of the speeches attributed to Deinarchus
- Epicurus, Fragments
Fragments of the philosopher's writings (Epicurea), as collected by H. Usener
- Fasti Praenestini
A Roman calendar, compiled in the early 1st century A.D.
- Fasti from the Reigns of Augustus and Tiberius
Notable dates in the reigns of the first Roman emperors
- Hippolytus, Chronicon (PDF)
A brief history and geography of the world, up to 234/5 A.D.
- Julian, The Caesars
The emperor Julian's satirical comments on his predecessors
- Julian, Misopogon
Julian's response to his critics in Antioch
- [Longinus], On the Sublime
An innovative and influential piece of literay criticism
- [Lucian], Hippias or The Bath
A description of a recently constructed bath house
- [Lucian], Lucius or The Ass
The story of a man turned into an ass - similar to the 'Golden Ass' of Apuleius
- [Lucian], Macrobii
A list of famous men who lived to be 80 or more years old
- Nicolaus of Damascus, Autobiography
Excerpts from the autobiography of King Herod's adviser
- Pliny the Elder, Natural History
Including the most detailed surviving account of Greek and Roman art
- Pliny the Younger, Letters
A unique insight into the life of a senator in the Roman empire
- Ptolemy, Life of Aristotle
A brief biography of the philosopher, often used by later writers
- Seneca, Suasoriae
A collection of declamations on historical topics
- Teles the Cynic, Diatribes
Extracts from books written by a philosopher of the 3rd century B.C.
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