Valerius Maximus, (c.20 BC-c.AD 50) - Nothing is known of the man, other than the fact that he wrote Memorable Deeds and Sayings, a miscellaneous collection of facts and anecdotes in nine books. It is organized to illustrate great examples of various vices and virtues. Used to serve as a repertory for rhetoricians and teachers, it still yet contains a few gems on Roman history and her institutions. "The divine wrath is slow indeed in vengeance, but it makes up for its tardiness by the severity of the punishment."
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Memorable Deeds and Sayings