Dionysius Halicarnassus

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Place of birth: approximately 2nd half 1. BC. e. Halicarnassus (Asia Minor)

Nationality: Greece


Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Greek Dion & # 253;. Sios Halikarnass & # 233; us) (. Years of birth and death unknown), the ancient Greek historian and rhetorician of the second half 1. BC. e. He was born in Halicarnassus (Asia Minor) .With 30 lived in Rome, where he wrote in Greek, his major work - "Roman antiquity", covering the period from mythical times to the beginning of the 1st Punic War (of 20 books are preserved completely the first 9 books, a large part of the 10 th and 11 books from the rest - fragments, preserved in the books of the presentation brought to 442 BC)... In his political views Dionysius of Halicarnassus was close to the senatorial aristocratic circles. For DG is characterized by an uncritical attitude to the sources. He was also the author of several works on rhetoric ( "On the combination of words", "On the ancient orators" and others.).

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