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Quadrigarius, Q. Claudius

A Roman annalist who flourished B.C. 120-78. His work, which contained at least twenty-three books, commenced immediately after the destruction of Rome by the Gauls, and must in all probability have come down to the death of Sulla , since the seventh consulship of Marius was commemorated in the nineteenth book. By Livy he is uniformly referred to simply as Claudius or Clodius. By other authors he is cited as Quintius, as Claudius, as Q. Claudius, as Claudius Quadrigarius, or as Quadrigarius. From the caution evinced by Livy in making use of him as an authority, especially in matters relating to numbers, it would appear that he was disposed to indulge, although in a less degree, in the same exaggerations as characterize his contemporary Valerius Antias. He is warmly praised by Gellius (x. 13; xiii. 29; xv. 1). See Livius.

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