(116 27 BCE) Roman scholar; Varro's intellect led him to study with great teachers in both Athens and Rome; in the civil wars, he sided with Pompey, but was granted a pardon from Caesar; however, after Caesar's assassination, he was politically threatened by Mark Antony so he left Rome; he wrote nearly 500 works and exhibited extensive knowledge.
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The Roman writer, historian and politician Marcius Varro Varro (116-27 BC) was one of the most important and prolific authors of antiquity. He was a commander under Pompey (106-48 BC), was after the battle of Pharsalus (48 BC) Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) was captured, but pardoned and Reich appointed librarian. His extensive works cover a wide spectr... Found on http://www.wein-plus.eu/en/Varro_3.0.3276.html