Fronto, Correspondence, Volume I

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Bibliographical Addendum (1982)

Hauler, Edmund, Hauler’s adversaria (conveniently listed in the following item, pp. lxxxviff) continued to pour out until 1940 but he never lived to produce the edition he had been planning for a lifetime.

Van Den Hout, M. P. J., M. Cornelii Frontonis Epistulae, volume 1 (Prolegomena, text, index nominum)— volume 2, planned to contain commentary, never appeared—Leiden, 1954.

Marache, R., La critique littéraire de langue latine et le développement du goût archaisant au He siècle de notreère, Paris, 1952.

Marache, R., Mots nouveaux et mots archaïques chez Fronton et Aulu-Gelle, Paris, 1957.

Portalupi, Felicità, Marco Cornelio Frontone, Turin, 1961.

Bowersock, G. W., Greek Sophists in the Roman Empire, Oxford, 1969.

Champlin, Edward, Fronto and Antonine Rome, Cambridge, Mass. 1980; contains an updated chronology of the letters, slightly modified from his earlier “The Chronology of Fronto.” JRS 64 (1974). 136–159.



Chronological Table
a.d. 100 (or a year or two earlier). M. Cornelius Fronto, born at Cirta.
Circa 103 end of Aug. Domitia Lucilla, mother of Marcus, the daughter of P. Calvisius Tullus, born.
117. Accession of Hadrian on August 11.
Circa 120. Marriage of Lucilla to Annius Verus.
121, 26th April. Birth of M. Annius Verus (Marcus Aurelius) in the Horti Vectiliani on Mount Caelius.
Circa 123 Cornificia, the sister of Marcus, born.
127. Marcus enrolled among the Knights.
129. Marcus made Salic priest.
130, 13 Dec. Birth of L. Ceionius Commodus (Lucius Verus).
133. Marcus professes Stoicism.
135. Marcus assumes the toga virilis. Death of his father, M. Annius Verus, aged about 45.
136. Marcus made praefectus feriis. Contracted to Faustina.
138. M. Annius Verus and L. Catilius Severus, grandfathers of Marcus, died.
25 Feb. Antoninus Pius (T. Aurelius Boionius Arrius Fulvus Antoninus, born 19 Sept. 86), chosen as Hadrian’s successor, on condition of adopting M. Aurelius and Lucius Verus as his successors.
10 July. Death of Hadrian.
5 Dec. Marcus quaestor.
139. Marcus sevir turmae, member of all the Sacred Colleges, xv vir de sacris faciundis and vii vir Epulonum.
Fronto appointed tutor to Marcus.
Marcus made Caesar.