Annalists (from Latin annus, year; hence annales, sc. libri, annual records), is the name given to a class of writers on Roman history, the period of whose literary activity lasted from the time of the Second Punic War to that of Sulla.
They wrote the history of Rome from the earliest times (in most cases)
down to their own days, the events of which were treated in much
An|na|list der; -en, -en <zu → …ist>: Verfasser von Annalen.
an|na|li|sie|ren <zu → annal u. → …isieren>: die Ereignisse eines Jahres aufzeichnen.
An|na|len die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. lat. (libri) annales>: Jahrbücher, chronologisch geordnete Aufzeichnungen von Ereignissen