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While the ancient Greeks and Romans did produce the first Western prose stories (from brief folktales to epic legends), the creative prose of antiquity did not remotely approach the renown or influence of poetry. It also leaves aside the many and varied important contributions to political thought in Rome and its possessions made not by philosophers but by historians, including Livy, Sallust, Diodorus Siculus, Tacitus, and Suetonius.

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