Marcus Actorius Naso

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Marcus Actorius Naso seems to have written a life of Julius Caesar, or a history of his times, which is quoted by Suetonius.[1][2]

Although we have very little evidence to go on, it seems probable he was anti-Caesar in tone.[3]

The time at which he lived is uncertain, but from the way in which he is referred to by Suetonius, he would almost seem to have been a contemporary of Caesar.[4]


  1. ^ Suetonius, Julius Caesar 9, 52
  2. ^ Mellor, Ronald (2004). Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Major Writings. Routledge. p. 350. ISBN 0-415-97108-X. 
  3. ^ Deutsch, Monroe E. (1922). "Notes on Suetonius "Iulius" 52.1". The Classical Journal. Classical Association of the Middle West and South. XVII: 161–162. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  4. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Actorius Naso, M.". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston, MA. p. 17. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "M. Actorius Naso". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 17.