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Latin literature

The literature of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire written in the Latin language. The periods of Latin literature are conventionally divided into "Golden" Latin, or Golden Age, which covers approximately the period from the start of the first century BC up to the mid-first century AD, and Silver Latin, which covers the remainder of the Classical period. Anything after the mid-second century comes under the blanket description of "late" Latin literature, and tends to be studied for the light it sheds on the development of Latin into the Romance languages rather than for its literary merit (though there are exceptions, eg. Augustine of Hippo.)

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Early Latin literature

Poetry

Ennius

Comedy

Plautus
Terence

Golden Age

Poetry

Lucretius : On the Nature of Things
Catullus
Vergil : Aeneid
Horace
Ovid : Metamorphoses
Tibullus
Propertius

Prose

Julius Caesar : Gallic Wars
Cicero : Catiline Orations

Historiography

Nepos
Sallust
Livy

Silver Latin

Poetry

Manilius
Lucan
Persius
Statius

Prose

Petronius : Satyricon
Pliny the Elder : Natural History
Quintilian
Pliny the Younger
Aulus Gellius
Apuleius
Asconius

Theater

Seneca

Satire

Juvenal
Martial

Historiography

Tacitus
Suetonius

Latin Literature in the Late Antique period

Ammianus Marcellinus
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Ausonius
Boethius and Consolation of Philosophy
Distichs of Cato
Claudian
Eutropius
Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
Paulinus of Nola
Sidonius Apollinaris
Sulpicius Severus

MediŠval and Christian Latin literature

Pierre AbÚlard
Aetheria
Albertus Magnus
St Thomas Aquinas : Pange Lingua : Summa Theologica
The Archpoet
Bede
Carmina Burana
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Gildas
Goliards
Gregory of Tours
Hiberno-Latin
St Isidore of Seville : EtymologiŠ
St Jerome : Vulgate
Peter of Blois
Petrarch
Thomas of CelŠno : Dies IrŠ
Venantius Fortunatus
Walter of ChÔtillon

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