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Tacitus begins his career with two specialized but influential works of history, one on Britain and the other on Germany       
c. 125
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Suetonius, librarian to Trajan and personal secretary to Hadrian, is well placed to research his racy Lives of the Caesars       
c. 170
Marcus Aurelius is rare among emperors in writing twelve books of philosophical Meditations       
c. 244
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Plotinus, moving from Alexandria to Rome, teaches the influential philosophy later known as Neo-Platonism       
c. 525
Boethius, in prison in Pavia and awaiting execution, writes the Consolation of Philosophy       
c. 1595
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The writings of Matteo Ricci introduce Kung Fu Tzu to Europe under a Latin version of his name - Confucius