Valerius Maximus vəlēr´ēəs măk´sĭməs [key], c.20 BC–c.AD 50, Roman author. Little is known of his life. His Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX [nine books of memorable deeds and sayings] was written c.AD 30 and is a miscellany of anecdotes about a variety of subjects. The work was widely popular, especially as a source for writers and orators.
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