Classic Roman WritersScriptor classicus Romanus

The following information gives us some of the more famous of the classical Roman writers and poets. These people were held in the highest regard by Roman commentators and some of them are still regarded with such prestige today.

NameBornDied
Gaius Iulius Caesar (JULIUS CAESAR)102 BC44 BC
Gaius Valerius CATULLUSc. 84 BCc. 54 BC
Marcus Tullius CICERO (TULLY)106 BC43 BC
Quintus ENNIUS239 BC169 BC
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (HORACE)65 AD8 BC
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (JUVENAL)55 ADc.127 AD
Titus Livius (LIVY)59 BC17 AD
Titus LUCRETIUS Carus94 BCc. 51 BC
Marcus Valerius Martialis (MARTIAL)40 ADc. 103 AD
Publius Ovidius Naso (OVID)43 BC17 AD
Maccius PLAUTUS254 BC184 BC
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (PLINY)61 or 62 ADc. 113 AD
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (QUINTILIAN)c. 35 ADc. 96 AD
Gaius Sallustius Crispus (SALLUST)86 BCc. 34 BC
Lucius Annaeus SENECA4 BC65 AD
Publius Cornelius TACITUSc. 55 ADc. 120 AD
Publius Terentius Afer (TERENCE)c. 195 BCc. 159 BC
Publius Vergilius Maro (VIRGIL)70 BC19 BC