Gaius Acilius

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Gaius Acilius (fl. 155 BC) was a senator and historian of ancient Rome. He knew Greek, and in 155 interpreted for Carneades, Diogenes, and Critolaus, who had come to the Roman Senate on an embassy from Athens.[citation needed]

Plutarch cites Acilius' history in the Life of Remus.[1] It was in Greek and contained events from at least as late as 184 BC (according to Dionysius of Halicarnassus),[citation needed] and it appeared around 142 BC (mentioned in Livy). The work was translated into Latin by a Claudius, most likely Claudius Quadrigarius, but only fragments survive.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Rodríguez Mayorgas, Ana (2010), "Romulus, Aeneas and the Cultural Memory of the Roman Republic" (PDF), Athenaeum, 98 (1): 99, retrieved 14 December 2016