A Brief History of Latin Literature

by Piero Scaruffi (E-mail)
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The dates of ancient works are obviously wildly approximate.
See Steve Moore: "The Novel" for synopses of the novels.

Lucius Livius Andronicus (3rd c BC): "Ludi Scenici" (240 BC) [t]
Gnaeus Naevius (270 BC): "Bellum Punicum" (3rd c BC) [p]
Gnaeus Naevius (270 BC): "Comedies" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Asinaria" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Bacchides" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Cistellaria" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Casina" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Mercator" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Stichus" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Miles Gloriosus" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Rudens/ The Rope" (211 BC) [t] +
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Captivi" (211 BC) [t] +
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Menaechmi" (3rd c BC) [t]
Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC): "Pseudolus" (3rd c BC) [t]
Quintus Ennius (239 BC): "Saturae" (3rd c BC) [p]
Quintus Ennius (239 BC): "Euhemerus" (3rd c BC) [p]
Quintus Ennius (239 BC): "Annales" (18# BC) [p] +
Marcus Porcius Cato (234 BC): "Origines" (2nd c BC) [h]
Marcus Pacuvius (220 BC): "Tragedies" (2nd c BC) [t]
Caecilius Statius (220 BC): "Comedies" (2nd c BC) [t]
Publius Terentius Afer/ Terence (195 BC): "Adelphoe/ The Brothers" (160 BC) [t]
Publius Terentius Afer/ Terence (195 BC): "Andria/ The Girl from Andros" (166 BC) [t] +
Publius Terentius Afer/ Terence (195 BC): "Eunuchus" (161 BC) [t]
Publius Terentius Afer/ Terence (195 BC): "Heauton Timorumenos/ The Self-Tormentor" (163 BC) [t]
Gaius Lucilius (160 BC): "Satires" [p]
Lucius Accius (170 BC): "Atreus" (140 BC) [t]
Lucius Pomponius (2nd c BC): "Plays" (1st c BC) [t]
Marcus Terentius Varro (116 BC): "Disciplinarum libri IX" (1st c BC) [h]
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC): "Philippicae" (44 BC) [h]
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC): "De Re Publica" (51 BC) [h]
Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC): "De Bello Gallico" (1st c BC) [h]
Titus Lucretius Carus (99 BC): "De Rerum Natura" (60 BC) [p] ++
Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC): "Historiae" (1st c BC) [h]
Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 BC): "Carmina" (54 BC) [p] ++
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (7# BC): "De Architectura" (15 BC) [h]
Gaius Cornelius Gallus (70 BC): "Lycoris poems" [p]
Publius Vergilius Maro/ Virgil (70 BC): "Eclogues/Bucolics" (38 BC) [p] +
Publius Vergilius Maro/ Virgil (70 BC): "Georgics" (29BC) [p]
Publius Vergilius Maro/ Virgil (70 BC): "Aeneis/ Aeneid" (19BC) [p] ++
Quintus Horatius Flaccus/ Horace (65 BC): "Carmina/ Odes" (13 BC) [p] +
Quintus Horatius Flaccus/ Horace (65 BC): "Sermones/ Satires" (30 BC) [p]
Titus Livius/ Livy (59 BC): "Ab Urbe Condita" (1st c BC) [h]
Albius Tibullus (55 BC): "Elegies" (19 BC) [p]
Sextus Aurelius Propertius (4# BC): "Elegies" (15 BC) [p]
Publius Ovidius Naso/ Ovid (43 BC): "Ars Amatoria" (2 AD) [p]
Publius Ovidius Naso/ Ovid (43 BC): "Amores" (16 BC) [p]
Publius Ovidius Naso/ Ovid (43 BC): "Heroides/ The Heroines" (1st c BC) [p] +
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus/ Quintilian (35 BC): "Institutio Oratoria" [h]
Publilius Syrus (1st c BC): "Sententiae" (1st c BC) [h]
Phaedrus (1# BC): "Fables" (4# AD) +
Marcus Manilius (1st c BC): "Astronomica" (1st c AD) [p]
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC): "Phaedra" (1st c AD) [t]
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC): "Thyestes" (1st c AD) [t]
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC): "Oedipus" (1st c AD) [t]
Gaius Petronius (27 AD): "Satyricon Liber" (6# AD) +
Silius Italicus (28 AD): "Punica" (1st c AD) [p]
Gaius Valerius Flaccus (1st c AD): "Argonautica" (90 AD) [p]
Marcus Valerius Martialis/ Martial (3# AD): "Epigrams" (103) [p] +
Aulus Persius Flaccus (34): "Satires" (62) [p]
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (39 AD): "Pharsalia" (65 AD) [p]
Publius Papinius Statius (45 AD): "Thebaid" (92 AD) [p] +
Publius Papinius Statius (45 AD): "Silvae" (96 AD) [p]
Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56 AD): "Annals" (1st c AD) [h]
Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56 AD): "Histories" (11#) [h]
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis/ Juvenal (1st c AD): "Satires" (2nd c AD) [p]
Apuleius (125 AD): "The Metamorphoses/ The Golden Ass" (16# AD) +


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