Asconius Pedianus

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Quintus Asconius Pedianus (9 bce–76 ce) wrote a set of commentaries on Cicero's speeches In Pisonem, Pro Scauro, Pro Milone, Pro Cornelio, and In Toga Candida. Although of equestrian birth, Asconius was highly educated and moved in elite circles. His commentaries show detailed knowledge of the history, politics, topography, and prosopography of the Late Roman Republic, sourced from a wide range of written texts. His work offers invaluable insights into Cicero's speeches and the historical and oratorical context of late republican political life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient History
EditorsR. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, S. Huebner
ISBN (Electronic)9781444338386
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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