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Appian of Alexandria (; Greek: Ἀππιανὸς Ἀλεξανδρεύς, translit. Appianòs Alexandreús; Latin: Appianus Alexandrinus; c. 95 – c. AD 165) was a Greek historian with Roman citizenship who prospered during the reigns of Emperors of Rome Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius. He was born c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Appian has received more than 501,195 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Appian is the 307th most popular writer (up from 340th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 68th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Egyptian Writer.

Appian is most famous for his "History of Rome" which is a history of the Roman Republic.

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The Roman History Of Appian Of Alexandria V2
Appianou Alexandreōs Rōmaikōn historiōn ta sōzomena =
Appian (Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of 116 CE, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor 138–161 CE. Honest admirer of the Roman empire though ignorant of the institutions of the earlier Roman republic, he wrote, in the simple 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in fact conquests, from the beginnings to the times of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). Eleven have come down to us complete, or nearly so, namely those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the Civil Wars. They are valuable records of military history. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Appian is in four volumes.
Romaikon historion ta sozomena
Appian's Roman history
History, Greek language materials, Rome, history
Roman history
Historia Romana
History, Early works to 1800, Military History
The Roman History
Historia Romana
History, Early works to 1800


Among writers, Appian ranks 307 out of 7,302Before him are Elfriede Jelinek, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlos Castaneda, Pierre Beaumarchais, Chrétien de Troyes, and Gabriele D'Annunzio. After him are Antonin Artaud, Françoise Sagan, Ernst Jünger, C. S. Lewis, Gao Xingjian, and Roger Martin du Gard.

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Among people born in 95, Appian ranks 1After him is Narcissus of Jerusalem. Among people deceased in 165, Appian ranks 1After him are Justin Martyr, Felicitas of Rome, Taejodae of Goguryeo, and Chadae of Goguryeo.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Appian ranks 63 out of 642Before him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Hassan al-Banna (1906), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Sextus Empiricus (160), and Djedefre (-2600). After him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), and Den (-3000).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Appian ranks 3Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), and Sayyid Qutb (1906). After him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Nonnus (500), Taha Hussein (1889), and Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190).