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CHRONOLOGICAL NAME LIST 1 AD - 999


Publius Lentulus, possible fictional governor of Judea before Pontius (1st century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Manu (or Menu), Hindu sage and reputed author of a code of laws (possibly 1st cent. or earlier)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Arria, Roman wife of Caecina Paetus (fl. 40)   
Lucinus Junius Moderatus Columella, Roman (Spanish-born) writer on agriculture (fl. c. 40)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Gaius Scribonius Curio, Roman statesman and orator (? - 53)   
Vespasian (Titus Flavius Vespasianus), Italian emperor of Rome (9 - 79)      READ QUOTES (5)  
Caius Caesar Caligula, Roman emperor (12 - 41)   
Automedon, Greek epigrammatist (c. 50)   
Aulus Vitellius, Roman emperor (15 - 69)   
Saint Paul (originally Saul) ("Apostle to the Gentiles"), Tarsian Christian missionary and theologian (? - 62?)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus), Roman naturalist (23 - 79)      READ QUOTES (67)  
Titus Caius Silius Italicus, Roman poet and politician (25 - 101)      READ QUOTES (7)  
Valerius Maximus, Roman historian (c. 1st century)      READ QUOTES (4)  
Petronius (Caius Petronius Arbiter), Roman writer (? - c. 66)      READ QUOTES (13)  
Dion (Dio) Chrysostom, Greek sophist and rhetorician (30? - 117?)   
Pedanius Dioscorides, Greek physician (1st century)   
Nicarchus, Greek epigrammatic poet (1st century?)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus), Etrurian satirical poet (34 - 62)      READ QUOTES (44)  
Julius (Claudius) Civilus, Roman commander (fl. c. 70)   
Rabbi Gamaliel, Jerusalemite Jewish doctor (c. 1st century AD)   
Rufus Musonius, Roman Stoic philosopher (fl. 70)   
Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), Roman rhetorician and critic (c. 35 - 95)      READ QUOTES (47)  
Flavius Josephus, Jewish historian (37 - 96?)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus Nero, Roman emperor, profligate and tyrant (37 - 68)   
Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan), Roman (Spanish-born) last of Roman epic poets (fl. 39 - 65)      READ QUOTES (63)  
Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus Titus, Roman emperor who conquered Jerusalem (40 - 81)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis), Spanish epigrammatic poet (c. 43 - 104)      READ QUOTES (171)  
Plutarch, Greek philosopher and biographer (c. 46 - 120)      READ QUOTES (162)     CHECK READING LIST (2)  
Galgacus (Calgagus), Caledonian chieftain defeated by Agricola (fl. 84)   
Pope Clement I (Clemens Romanus) (Saint Clement of Alexandria), bishop of Rome, supposed St. Paul's fellow laborer (? - c. 100)      READ QUOTES (6)  
Epictetus, Greek (Phrygian) philosopher (55 - 135)      READ QUOTES (77)     CHECK READING LIST (2)  
Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Roman historian (c. 55 - 117)      READ QUOTES (121)     CHECK READING LIST (4)  
Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Roman satirical poet (c. 60 - 140)      READ QUOTES (270)  
Nicomachus of Gerasa, Greek mathematician (c. 60 - c. 120)      CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Statius (Publius Papanius Statius), Roman poet (c. 60 - 100)      READ QUOTES (15)  
Pliny the Younger (Caius Caecilius Secundus), Roman author and orator (c. 62 - 113)      READ QUOTES (28)  
Philippus of Thessalonica, epigrammatic poet (fl. 100)   
Caius Tranquillus Suetonius, Roman historian (c. 69 - after 122)      READ QUOTES (13)  
Hadrian (Adrian), Aelius Publius Hadrianus Aelius, Roman emperor (76 - 138)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Favorinus, Latin rhetorician and sophist (fl. c. 125)   
Lucius Annaeus Florus, Roman historian (fl. 125)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Montanus, Phrygian originator of schismatic movement in Christian church (fl. 130)   
Flavius Arrianus (used pseudonyms Arrian and Appian a/k/a Ptolemy), Greek governor of Cappadocia and historian (fl. c. 130)   
Siddha Nagarjuna, Indian-Tibetan religious leader (c. 100 - 200)   
St. Justin Martyr, Roman Christian apologist and martyr (103? - 165?)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Antinous, Roman cult object and model, favorite of Emperor Hadrian (c. 110 - 130)   
Demonaz, Greek Cynic philosopher (fl. 150)   
Dorion, Greek writer (c. 150)   
Aelius Aristides (2), Bithynian sophist and rhetorician (c. 117 - 187)   
Aulus Gellius, Roman writer (c. 117 - c. 180)      READ QUOTES (4)  
Zenobius (Zenodatus), Greek sophist and collector of proverbs (117 - 138)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Lucian, Greek (Samosata) satirist (c. 120 - 180)      READ QUOTES (4)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Gallus Lucian, Greek writer (c. 120 -)   
Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus), Roman emperor, philosopher and author (121 - 180)      READ QUOTES (33)  
Antiphanes of Delos, Greek physician (c. 2nd century)   
Apuleius (Appuleius), Roman satirist and Platonic philosopher (fl. 2nd century)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Athenagoras, Greek (Athenian) philosopher and convert to Christianity (2nd century)   
Ptolemy, Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer (2nd century)      CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Quintus Curtius Rufus (Curtis Rufus Quintus), Roman historian (c. 2nd century)      READ QUOTES (24)  
Cassius Maximus Tyrius (Maximus of Tyre), Greek rhetorician and philosopher (c. 2nd century AD)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Tyrius Maximus, Greek philosopher and rhetorician (fl. 2nd century)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Claudius Galen (Galenus), Greek physician and medical writer (130 - c. 201)      READ QUOTES (2)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Maurus Terentianus, Carthaginian Latin poet (fl. 180)   
Lucius Septimius Severus, Roman emperor (146 - 211)   
Dionysius Cato, Latin moralist (1st, 2nd or 3rd century)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Hegesippus, Greek Christian writer, father of church history (150 - 180)   
Cao Cao, Chinese legendary warlord of the Three Kingdoms period (155 - 220)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Titus Calpurnis Siculis, Latin poet (c. 200)   
Philostratus, Greek sophist, biographer and rhetorician of Rome (c. 170 - 250)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Sextus Empiricus, Greek physician and philosopher (2nd and 3rd century)   
Origenes Adamantius ("Origen"), Alexandrian Christian writer and teacher (185 - 255)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Kalidasa, Indian poet, the "Shakespeare of India" (fl. 225?)   
Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), Roman rhetorician (3rd century or earlier)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Saint Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus), Carthaginian martyr and bishop of Carthage, one of the great Fathers of the Church (c. 200 - 258)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Plotinus, Roman (Egyptian-born) Neo-Platonic philosopher (205? - 270)      CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Alexander Severus, Roman (Phoenician-born) emperor (205 - 235)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Dionysius Cassius Longinus, Greek critic and philosopher (c. 210 - 273)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Laertius Diogenes, Greek cynic philosopher (c. 211 - 235)      READ QUOTES (23)  
Marcus Aurelius Claudius, Roman emperor (214 - 270)   
Athenaeus, Greek (Egyptian-born) litterateur and antiquarian (fl. c. 250)      READ QUOTES (4)  
Ossian, Gaelic semi-fabulous bard and hero (3rd century)      READ QUOTES (5)  
Glycon, Greek sculptor (fl. 3rd century)   
Porphyry, Greek Neo-Platonic philosopher (c. 232 - 304)   
Felix Marcus Minucius (Minutius), Christian rhetorician (fl. 270?)   
Gaius Valerius Maximianus Galerius, Roman emperor (c. 250 - 311)   
Saint Anthony, Egyptian monk, founder of Christian monachism (251 - 356)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Eusebius of Caesarea ("Father of Ecclesiastical History"), Palestinian theologian, church historian and scholar (c. 263- 339)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Lactantius Firmianus (Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius), African-born Christian writer and apologist (fl. 306)   
Flaverius Valerius Aurelius Constantine ("The Great"), Roman first Christian Emperor of Rome (272 - 337)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Marcellus Nonius, Latin grammarian and lexicographer (3rd and 4th century)   
Saint Athanasius, Greek churchman, father of Greek Orthodoxy (296? - 373)   
Decimus Magnus Ausonius, Roman (Bordeaux resident) poet and teacher (c. 310 - 395)      READ QUOTES (16)  
M.A.C. Prudentius, Spanish-Roman Christian poet (fl. 348)   
Libanius, Syrian Green sophist and rhetorician (314 - 393)   
Heliodorus, Greek romancist and bishop (c. 350)   
Zeno, Greek founder of Stoic school of philosophy (c. 355)      READ QUOTES (6)  
Lucis Caecilius Lactantis (Lactantius) ("The Christian Cicero"), Latin father, apologist and rhetorician (4th century)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Saint Basil (Bishop of Caesarea) ("The Great"), Greek religious leader and eminent Christian father (329 - 379)      READ QUOTES (6)  
Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus)("The Apostate"), Roman emperor who reinstated paganism (331 - 363)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Saint Ambrose, Italian religious leader, bishop of Milan (340 - 397)      READ QUOTES (9)  
Vegetius (Flavius Vegetius Renatus), Roman military writer (fl. c. 375)      READ QUOTES (2)  
St. John Chrysostom, Greek writer and Father of the Church (c. 345 - 407)      READ QUOTES (12)  
Saint Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus Sophronius, called Hieronymus), Roman theologian and religious leader (345 - 420)      READ QUOTES (11)  
Nonnus, Greek epic poet (fl. 380)   
Marcellinus Ammianus (Marellinus Ammian or Ammianus Marcellinus), Antioch Roman historian (? - c. 395)      READ QUOTES (9)  
Saint Pontius Meropius Paulinus, French Bishop of Nola (c. 353 - 431)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo), Roman (Numidian-born) religious figure, writer and philosopher (354 - 430)      READ QUOTES (56)     CHECK READING LIST (4)  
Aelius Donatus, Roman grammarian and teacher of rhetoric (c. 356)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Claudian (Claudianus), Alexandrian epic poet (c. 365 - after 408)      READ QUOTES (41)  
Severus Sulpicius, Latin historian (c. 365 - 425)   
Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius, Roman grammarian and philosopher (fl. 395 - 423)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Alexandrian ecclesiastic (376 - 444)      READ QUOTES (2)  
St. Prosper of Aquitaine (a/k/a Prosper Tiro), French religious writer and disciple of St. Augustine (c. 390 -465)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Theodoret, Greek (Antioch) writer and ecclesiastic (390? - 457)   
Hierocles, Greek philosopher (fl. 430)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Rutilius Namatianus Claudius, Roman poet (5th century)   
Saint Vincent of Lerins, French priest (? - 450?)   
Attila, chief of the Huns (406 - 453)   
Proclus, Greek Neo-Platonist and religious commentator (412 - 485)   
Palladas, Greek epigrammatist (c. 450)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Patricius, Bishop of Gaeta (fl. 450)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Sozemen (Sozomenos Hermias), Greek ecclesiastical historian (fl. 440)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Timon, Athenian misanthropical magnate (fl. 450)   
Bacchylides, Greek lyric poet (fl. 5th century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Saint Patrick, Irish (British-born) patron saint of Ireland (c. 5th century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Joannes Stobaeus, Greek classical compiler (5th century)      READ QUOTES (6)  
Childeric I, Frankish king (437? - 481)   
Saint Remi (Remy), French apostle and bishop of Rheims (c. 437 - 533)   
Caelius Sedulius, Latin poet and Biblical commentator (fl. c. 480)   
Clovis I, Frankish king (465 - 511)   
Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, Latin historian (468 - 568)   
Boethius, Roman statesman and philosopher (470? - 525)      READ QUOTES (5)  
Tatius (Statius) Achilles, Alexandrian rhetorician (c. 5th - 6th century)   
Saint Benedict of Nursia, Italian monk and founder of the Benedictine order (c. 480 - c. 547)   
Damascius, Damascus Neoplatonic philosopher (c. 480)   
Justinian I, the Great ("Emperor of the East"), Dardanian (Byzantine) emperor (527 - 565) (483 - 565)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Pope Agapet, Italian pope (fl. 530)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Clotaire I, Frankish king (497 - 561)   
Simplicius, Greek Neoplatonic philosopher (fl. 532 - 555)   
King Arthur, British semi-mythical king (500? - 537?)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Theodora, Byzantine empress (508? - 548)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Saint Martin of Braga, Pannonian missionary archbishop and ecclesiastical writer, abbot of Dumio (515? - 579?)      READ QUOTES (5)  
St. Columba ("Apostle of Caledonia"), Irish missionary (521 - ?)   
Saint Cadoc, Welsh composer of proverbs and fables (? - 570?)   
St. Kentigern (nicknamed St. Mungo), Scottish bishop and patron saint of Glascow (c. 528 - c 614)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Paulus Silentiarius, Greek poet (fl. 6th century)   
Taliesin, Welsh bard (fl. 6th century)   
Saint Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, Ceneda Bishop of Poictiers and Latin poet (530 - 600)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Agathias Scholasticus, Greek poet and historian (c. 536 - 582)   
St. Gregory of Tours (Georgius Flrentius), Frankish historian and ecclesiastic (538? - 593)   
Gregory I, the Great (Saint Gregory), Roman Pope who reformed Church service (c. 540 - 604)      READ QUOTES (6)  
Isidore of Seville, Saint Isidore, Spanish encyclopedist and historian (c. 560 - 636)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Mohammed (Mahomet), Arabian religious and military leader (570 - 632)      READ QUOTES (5)  
Omar Ibn-Al-Khattab, Arabian 2nd orthodox Caliph of the Mussulmans (c. 581 - 644)   
Li Shimim, Chinese emperor and founder of the Tang Dynasty (597 - 649)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Ali Ben Abou Taleb, Arabian son-in-law of Mahomet (c. 602 - 660)   
Saint Gertrude, French abbess (626 - 659)      READ QUOTES (1)  
St. Lambert, Dutch bishop (c. 635 - c. 700)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Swamwra of Basra, Turkish mystic (fl. 675)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Bede "The Venerable", English monk and ecclesiastical writer (c. 673 - 735)      READ QUOTES (4)  
Charles Martel, Frankish ruler and grandfather of Charlemagne (690? - 741)   
Bhavabhuti (f/k/a Srikantha Nilakantha), Indian scholar (c. 8th century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Saint John of Damascus (Joannes Damascenus), Greek theologian and hymn writer (c. 700 - 754)   
Li Po (Li Pai or Li T'ai-po), Chinese poet of the T'ang dynasty (700 - 762)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Cynewulf (Cynwulf), Anglo-Saxon poet (fl. 750)   
Paulus Jovius, Lombard historian (c. 720 - c. 800)   
Alcuin (Albinus), English theologian and scholar (735 - 804)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Charlesmagne, Charles I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Frankish king (742 - 814)   
Empress Irene of Athens (St. Irene), Byzantine empress (c. 752 - 803)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Harun al-Rashid (Aaron the Upright), Fifth Abbasside caliph, caliph of Baghdad (764? - 809)   
Regner (Ragnar) Lodbrok, Norse semi-legendary Viking (fl. 800)   
Lu Yen, Chinese meditation adept (c. 800)   
Nicephorus, emperor of Constantinople (? - 811)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Lotharius I (Lothair I) ("Emperor of the West"), Frankish ruler (795 - 855)   
Photius, patriarch of Constantinople (816 - 891)   
Sedulius ("Scotus Hybernicus"), Scotch-Irish grammarian (9th century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Honein ben Isaak, Arabian moralist (c. 870)   
Louis II ("The Stammerer"), French king (846 - 879)   
Alfred, the Great, English king of the West Saxons (849 - 901)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Prince Ernst Rudiger von Starhemberg, Austrian statesman (899 - 1956)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Ethelwold, English bishop of Winchester (908? - 984)   
Abder-Rahman III, Spanish-Moslem Caliph of Cordoba (912 - 961)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Abul Qasim Mansur Firdusi (Firdausi or Firdousee), Khorassan Persian epic poet (c. 940 - 1020)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Sylvester II (Gerbert), Roman pope (940? - 1003)   
Aelfric (Grammaticus), Anglo-Saxon abbot (fl. 1006)   
Abu'l Ala, Arabian poet (973 - 1058)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Murasaki Shikibu, Japanese aristocrat and novelist (978 - 1014)      READ QUOTES (1)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Abu Avicenna (a/k/a Ibn Sina), Islamic physician, scientist and philosopher (980 - 1037)      READ QUOTES (1)  
King Canute, the Great (Cnut), Danish king of England (994? - 1035)      READ QUOTES (1)  


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