Note 018
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

I seize the opportunity of tracing the progress of this national intercourse
1. Herodotus and Thucydides (A. U. C. 300 - 350) appear ignorant of the name and existence of Rome (Joseph. contra Appion tom. ii. l. i. c. 12, p. 444, edit. Havercamp.).
2. Theopompus (A. U. C. 400, Plin. iii. 9) mentions the invasion of the Gauls, which is noticed in looser terms by Heraclides Ponticus (Plutarch in Camillo, p. 292, edit. H. Stephan.).
3. The real or fabulous embassy of the Romans to Alexander (A. U. C. 430) is attested by Clitarchus, (Plin. iii. 9,) by Aristus and Asclepiades, (Arrian. l. vii. p. 294, 295,) and by Memnon of Heraclea, (apud Photium, cod. ccxxiv. p. 725,) though tacitly denied by Livy.
4. Theophrastus (A. U. C. 440)primus externorum aliqua de Romanis diligentius scripsit (Plin. iii. 9.).
5. Lycophron (A. U. C. 480 - 500) scattered the first seed of a Trojan colony and the fable of the Aeneid (Cassandra, 1226 - 1280.).
Ancient Greek
A bold prediction before the end of the first Punic war!

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