Nicolaus of Damascus: Life of Augustus and Autobiography

Nicolaus was a philosopher and historian, who lived in the first century B.C. He was an adviser to Herod the Great, and a friend of the emperor Augustus, whom he met in Rome on several occasions - see the note on Nicolaus and Augustus.   Nicolaus wrote extensively, and excerpts have survived from some of his books.

Life of Augustus
Sections 1-90   Greek text     English translation  
Sections 91-139   Greek text     English translation  
Fragments 131-139     Greek text     English translation

young Augustus (Octavian)
Young Augustus (Octavian), Musei Capitolini, Rome

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