List of Authors and Others Mentioned in the Library N-Z

Note: 600s = 7th century B.C.
500s = 6th century B.C.
400s = 5th century B.C.
300s = 4th century B.C.
200s = 3rd century B.C.
100s = 2nd century B.C.
100 - 0 1st century B.C.

Naburiannu - Babylonian astronomer

Naevius - Cn. Naevius (c 270 - 201 B.C.) - poet

Nepos - Cornelius Nepos (b.c. 110 B.C.) - from Cisalpine Gaul - biographer

Ovid - P. Ovidius Naso (43 B.C. - 18/17 A.D.) - from Sulmo - poet

Panaetius (c. 180 - 110 B.C.) - Roman Stoic philosopher and author

Parmenides of Elea (6th century B.C.)

Pherecrates (5th century/4th century B.C.) - from Athens - writer of Old Comedy

Philemon of Syracuse (c 361 - 263 B.C.) - writer of New Comedy

Philetas of Cos (c 320 B.C.) - poet

Philinus of Agrigentum

Philochorus

Philodemus of Gadara (c. 110 - c. 35 B.C.) - Epicurean philosopher

Phocus of Samos - scientist

Phrynichus (c 511 B.C.) - from Athens - tragedian

Phrynichus (c 429 - 405 B.C.) - from Athens - writer of Old Comedy

Phylarchus (3rd century B.C.)

Pindar (518 - c 446 B.C.) - from Thebes - poet

Plato (427 - 341 B.C.) - philosopher

Platon (c 450 - 385 B.C.) - from Athens - writer of Old Comedy

Plautus - T. Maccius Plautus (c. 254 - 184 B.C.) - from Sarsina in Umbria - comic playwright

Pliny [the Elder] - Gaius Plinius Secundus (b. c. 23 A.D.) - scientist

Polybius (c. 200 - 120 B.C.) - historian

Polyidus (4th century B.C.) - tragedian

Pomponius Mela - Pomponius Mela (c. 43 A.D.) - from Spain, near Gibraltar - encyclopediast

Poseidonius (c. 75 B.C.) - historian

Pratinus (c 500 B.C.) - from Phlius - tragedian

Praxilla (5th century B.C.) - poet

Pythagoras (c. 572 B.C.) - from Samos - scientist

Pytheas of Massalia (4th century B.C.) - from Massalia - explorer

Sallust - C. Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 B.C.) - from Amiternum - historian and politician

Sanchuniathon (14th/13th century B.C.) - Phoenician priest and writer

Sappho - Psappho (c. 7th century/6th century B.C.) - from Lesbos - poet

Semonides - from Amorgos - poet

Seneca the Elder - Lucius Annaeus Seneca - from Cordova - historian and writer

Seneca the Younger - L. Annaeus Seneca (c 4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) - from Cordoba, Spain - author and politician

Silanus - D. Silanus - translator

Simonides (556 - 468 B.C.) - from Ceos - poet

Solon (c. 640 - 561 B.C.) - from Athens - poet and stateman

Sophocles (496 - 406/5 B.C.) - born at Colonus in Athens - tragedian

Sosylus of Sparta

Strabo - Strabo (64 B.C. or 40 B.C. - 25 A.D. or 22 A.D.) - from Pontus - historian

Stesichorus - from Himera, Sicily - poet

Terence - P. Terentius Afer (185 - 159 B.C.) - from Carthage - playwright

Thales - from Miletus - scientist

Theano (time of Pythagoras) - mathematician and scientist

Theocritus of Syracuse - poet

Theodectes (4th century B.C.) - tragedian

Theopompus (4th century B.C.) - historian

Thespis of Attica (c 550 - c 500 B.C.) - early tragedian

Thucydides (mid 5th century - c 399 B.C.) - from Athens - historian

Timaeus of Sicily (mid 4th century - mid 3rd century B.C.) - from Sicily - historian

Timotheus of Miletus - tragedian

Ur-Nammu (3rd Dynasty of Ur) - Sumerian ruler

Valerius - C. Valerius - Roman poet

Varro - M. Terentius Varro (116 - 27 B.C.) - from Reate - scholar

Virgil - P. Vergilius Maro (70 - 19 B.C.) - from Mantua - poet

Vitruvius - Vitruvius Pollio (80 - 20 B.C.) - architect

Xenophon - from Athens - historian

Zeno (336 - 263 B.C.) - from Citium in Cyprus - Stoic philosopher


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