We do not know what faculty the master-thinker may have had for captivating this ardent spirit; at any rate Alexander carried with him through life a 1 The use of the surname,is proved as far back as the 1st century B.C. (Nepos, De Reg.
Its chief distinctions are that during the later Republic and earlier Empire it yielded excellent soldiers, and thus much aided the success of Caesar against Pompey and of Octavian against Antony, and that it gave Rome the poet Virgil (by origin a Celt), the historian Livy, the lyrist Catullus, Cornelius Nepos, the elder and the younger Pliny and other distinguished writers?
By the common methods of discipline, at the expense of many tears and some blood, I purchased the knowledge of the Latin syntax," but manifestly, in his own opinion, the Arabian Nights, Pope's Homer, and Dryden's Virgil, eagerly read, had at this period exercised a much more powerful influence on his intellectual development than Phaedrus and Cornelius Nepos, "painfully construed and darkly understood."
About the year 260 an Egyptian bishop, Nepos, in a treatise called 'XEyxos 6,XX yoptarCnv, endeavoured to overthrow the Origenistic theology and vindicate chiliasm by exegetical methods.
The date of his death is given by Nepos as 468; at any rate he lived to witness the ostracism of Themistocles, towards whom he always displayed a generous conduct, but had died before the rise of Pericles.
Pol.), 22-24, 41; Plutarch, Aristides; Cornelius Nepos, Vita Aristidis.
In the absence of positive information the 4th-century writers (on whom Plutarch and Nepos mainly rely) seized upon his surname of "Just," and wove round it a number of anecdotes more picturesque than historical.
Cosconius, Nepos, Santra, Fenestella.
Cornelius Nepos is quoted for the statement that he was about the same age as Scipio Africanus the younger (born in 185 or 184 B.C.) and Laelius; while Fenestella, an antiquary of the later Augustan period, represented him as older than either.
The works of other prose writers, Varro and Cornelius Nepos, have been partially preserved; but these writers have no claim to rank with those already mentioned as creators and masters of literary style.
I.) says that he was famous for his mild and magnanimous character, Nepos (de Reg.
See the biographies by Plutarch and Nepos; Xen.
Cornelius Nepos was discovered by Traversari in Padua (1434).
The genuineness of the two fragments of a letter from her to her son Gaius, printed in some editions of Cornelius Nepos, is disputed.
JULIUS NEPOS, the last but one of the Roman emperors of the West (474-475).
The only event of the reign of Nepos was the inglorious cession to the Visigoths of the province of Auvergne.
In 475 Orestes, father of Augustulus, afterwards the last emperor of the West, raised the standard of revolt and marched against Nepos at Ravenna.
The two claimants were " Sigefridus nepos Godefridi regis " and " Anulo nepos Herioldi quondam regis " (i.e.
220, found at Colchester, dedicated to an unknown equivalent of Mars, Medocius, by one "Lossio Veda, nepos [=kin of] Vepogeni, Caledo."
It is dedicated to Quintus Veranius Nepos, consul 49, and legate of Britain.
Cornelius Nepos (A tt.16) knew of their existence but distinguishes them from the published letters.
Nepos thought that he would have been an ideal historian, but as Cicero ranks history with declamation and on one occasion with great naiveté asks Lucius Lucceius, who was embarking on this task, to embroider the facts to his own credit, we cannot accept this criticism (Fam.
Cornelius Nepos and Plutarch; Xenophon's Hellenica and Diodorus xiv., xv.
46-86; Plutarch, Demetrius, Eumenes; Nepos, Eumenes; Justin xv.