Lucius Cornelius Sisenna
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Lucius Cornelius Sisenna (c. 120 – 67 BC) was a Roman soldier, historian, and annalist. He was killed in action during Pompey's campaign against pirates after the Third Mithridatic War. Sisenna had been commander of the forces on the coast of Greece.
He was the author of a history in twenty-three books, all of which have been lost, save a few fragments. Sallust is said to have begun historical work as a continuation of Sisenna's.
Sisenna is said to have a colourful use of language and was of interest for ancient grammarians. His histories are said to have covered specific sections of Roman history as compared to historians such as Livy, whose works cover Roman history as a whole.
- Sallust, F.R.D. Goodyear - The Cambridge History of Classical Literature
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