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Marcus Velleius Paterculus (c. 19–c. 31)

Paterculus, Marcus Velleius (pa-tėr’kū-lus). A Roman historian; born about 19 B.C.; died after 31 A.D. He was a prefect or legate in the Roman army under Tiberius, and saw active service in Germania, Pannonia, and Dalmatia. His only extant work is the ‘Historiæ Romanæ,’ in two books; a compendium of universal, but more particularly of Roman, history. It is generally trustworthy, and valuable for confirmatory evidence.