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- ‘The narrative of Dionysios of Halikarnassos is somewhat different, perhaps following an annalistic tradition and not Virgil's source.’
- ‘These pragmatic histories, describing in detail short periods of time, were soon replaced at Rome by the annalistic reconstruction of Rome's early history.’
- ‘Sallust's last work, the Histories, was annalistic (arranged by years). It covered events from 78, perhaps continuing Cornelius Sisenna, though it included a retrospect of earlier events.’
- ‘The Ingimund episode is largely detailed in an Irish annalistic source, but Welsh annals mention a battle on Anglesey in 903 where ‘Ogmundr’ was defeated by the Welsh.’
- ‘It is believed to have developed from the brief annalistic entries in Easter tables, and the entries up to 449 are as brief as the single-sentence Latin annals in those tables.’
- ‘The vagueness of the date arises from the fact that the event seems to have had no place in the early Arabic annalistic tradition.’
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