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Quadra'tus, Asi'nius

lived in the times of Philippus I. and II., emperors of Rome (A. D. 244-249), and wrote two historical works in the Greek language. 1. A history of Rome, in fifteen books, in the Ionic dialect, called Χιλιετηρίς, because it related the history of the city, from its foundation to the thousandth year of its nativity (A. D. 248), when the Ludi Saeculares were performed with extraordinary pomp. It probably passed over with brevity the times of the republic, and dwelt at greater length upon the imperial period. Suidas says that the work came down to Alexander, the son of Manaea; but this is a mistake, as Alexander died fifteen years before the thousandth year of Rome. (Suidas, s. v. Κοδράτος ; Steph. Byz. s. vv. Ἄνθιον, Θαψίπολις, Ὀξύβιοι ; D. C. 70.3; Zosim. 5.27; Vulcat. Gall. Avid. Cass. 1 ; Agathias, i. p. 17c.) 2. A history of Parthia, which is frequently quoted by Stephanus Byzantinus under the title of Παρθικὰ or Παρθυηνικά. (Quadratus belli Parthici scriptor, Capitol. Ver. 8 ; Steph. Byz. s. vv. Γηλύς, Ταρσός, et alibi; comp. Vossits, De Iist. Gralecis, pp. 286, 2187, ed. Westermann ; Clinton, Fasti Rom. p. 265.)

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