"His name was Pollio"

Claudius here recalls his chance meeting, in the Apollo Library, with two of Rome's most famous historians, Titus Livius (59 BC - 17 AD), the author of The History of Rome, and Gaius Asinius Pollio (75 BC - ?), whose historical works do not survive. Whether such a meeting could ever have happened as Graves describes is open to doubt, since the date of Pollio's death is unclear (according to one source, he died in 4 AD), but Suetonius tells us that Livy knew Claudius, and encouraged his historical researches.