GAIUS ASINIUS POLLIO (76 B.C. - A.D.
The work was epitomized by the author himself, and later by Asinius Pollio of Tralles (perhaps a freedman of the famous Gaius Asinius Pollio).
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Their veracity was impeached in ancient times by Asinius Polio and has often been called in question by modern critics.
According to Asinius Quadratus their name indicates that they were a conglomeration of various tribes.
His prose style was attacked by Pollio as Asiatic, also by his son, Asinius Gallus, who was answered by the emperor Claudius (Suet.
A Propempticon Pollionis, a send-off to [[[Gaius Asinius Pollio|Asinius] Pollio]], is also attributed to him.
Augustus, while leaving the right of asylum untouched, diminished the space to which the privilege belonged, and built round it a wall, which still surrounds the ruins of the temple at the distance of about a quarter of a mile, bearing an inscription in Greek and Latin, which states that it was erected in the proconsulship of Asinius Gallus, out of the revenues of the temple.
Asinius Pollio sneered at his Patavinity, and the emperor Caligula denounced him as verbose, but with these exceptions the opinion of antiquity was unanimous in pronouncing him a consummate literary workman.