Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius
Quadrigarius's work was considered very important, especially for the contemporary history he narrates. From its sixth book onward, Livy's History of Rome used Quadrigarius and Valerius Antias as his major sources. He is cited by Aulus Gellius, and he was probably the "Clodius" mentioned in Plutarch's Life of Numa.
The judgment of his prose varied. Some disparaged his language as antiquated and dry, while its archaisms were appreciated by writers in the 2nd century.
- W. Kierdorf in Brill's New Pauly s.v. Claudius [I 30]
- A. Klotz, "Der Annalist Q. Claudius Quadrigarius." Rheinische Museum 91 (1942) 268-285.
- E. Badian, "The Early Historians" in T. Dorey (ed.) Latin Historians (1966) 1-38.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Annalists". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 60.