A list from Remsberg of early writers who could have mentioned Jesus Christ but did not, is widespread on the internet in various forms. Recently this list was expanded to 126 writers by Michael Paulkovich in his book No Meek Messiah.
But their lists were not classified or clearly dated, so I have analysed these lists, and here provide a sorted and dated version of those lists. Dates are CE, unless noted otherwise.
Many of these books are relevant or local or contemporary, and many authors did mention people and events from far away (e.g. Pausanias on Palestinian Jew 'Sabbe'), or digress into a different subjects (e.g. Josephus), or mention topics that could clearly connect to Jesus Christ (e.g. Petronius' crucifixion.)
I have also rated each work at two levels for characteristics which would increase the likelihood of a mention of Jesus Christ :
Philo Judaeus wrote very many books about Jewish religion and history.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca wrote many philosophic (Stoic) and satirical books and letters (and Tragedies) in Rome. He wrote a great deal on many subjects and mentioned many people. He was a Stoic, a school of thought considered sympathetic to Christian teachings. He wrote a large work On Superstition between 40 and 62 CE that covered all the sects and cults of Rome. In fact, early Christians seemed to have expected him to discuss Christianity - they forged letters between him and Paul. How else to explain these forgeries, except as Christian responses to a surprising void in Seneca's writings ?
Gaius Plinius Secundus wrote a large Natural History in Rome c.70CE following on from Bassus (from 31 CE) Pliny wrote a great deal - his Natural History mentions hundreds of people, major & minor - writers, leaders, poets, artists - often with as much reason as mentioning Jesus. (Of course like many other writers he talks about astronomy too, but never mentions the Star of Bethlehem or the darkness.) It is quite likely for this prolific writer to have mentioned Jesus or the Gospels events - if they had happened.
Gaius Petronius Arbiter or Titus Petronius wrote a large novel in Rome (a bawdy drama) the Satyricon c.60. Petronius mentions all sorts of people and events in this large work, including :
This large work, cover many topics, including topics related to the Jesus e.g. a crucifixion, and it was written just as Peter and Paul had come to Rome, allegedly.
Columella wrote several works in Rome, some survives, e.g. his large book on agriculture Res Rustica.
Aulus Persius Flaccus wrote six fairly long satires in Rome in the mid 1st century, of a rather philosophic nature.
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus wrote the Pharsalia (Civil War) in Rome in mid 1st century. In this large poem he mentions some events from later times, and he covers many different issues and people in passing. He :
He wrote a geography which includes the region.
Lucius Annaeus Cornutus wrote a variety of works in Rome - satires, philosophy, mythology. Some survive.
Hero(n) of Alexandria wrote many technical works, including astronomy in mid 1st C.
Roman Rufus wrote a large history of Alexander, most still extant.
Wrote on medicine in Rome, much survives.
He wrote many works, mostly on medicine, much survives.
Some of her work survives.
A Roman who wrote a variety of books, some survives.
Plutarch of Chaeronea wrote many works on history and philosophy in Rome and Boetia in about 90-120.
Justus of Tiberias wrote a History of Jewish Leaders in Galilee in late 1st century. Photius read Justus in the 8th century and noted that he did not mention anything: "He (Justus of Tiberias) makes not one mention of Jesus, of what happened to him, or of the wonderful works that he did."
Decimus Junius Juvenalis wrote sixteen satires in Rome in early 2nd century without mentioning Jesus or Christians, even though later Roman satirists like Lucian did ridicule Christians (as gullible, easily lead fools) in mid 2nd century.
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus was a prolific Roman author on many subjects.
Damis apparently wrote most of what we know about Apollonius of Tyana who was a philosopher and mystic exactly contemporary with Jesus, and who was rather similar to Jesus - enough for some authors to argue they were one and the same person. If Damis / Apollonius had known of Jesus, he could have easily have been mentioned as a competitor.
Marcus Valerius Martialus wrote satires in Rome in late 1st century - a large body of poems about all sorts of things. He mentions many people, places, stories and issues - major and minor, within and without Rome, such as :
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, wrote the Education of an Orator in Rome in late 1st century. One of the things Jesus was allegedly noted for was his public speeches - e.g. the Sermon on the Mount, which supposedly drew and influenced large crowds.
Josephus wrote a large work The Jewish War about the war with the Romans.
A Greek grammarian and/or physician, some of his work survives.
Aristocles of Messene wrote On Philosophy, late 1st century. Not THE Aristocles :)
C. Musonius Rufus' views on Stoic philosophy in Rome were collected in mid 1st century, some survive.
He wrote several books, mostly mathematics, much survives.
Soranus was a physician, some of his work survives.
Wrote a large book on herbs and medicine in Turkey, still extant.
Nicarchus wrote poems in Alexandria, 1st C.
A poet in Rome c.90, some of his work remains.
A Roman who wrote a large epic poem about the Punic Wars which survives.
Aretaeus was a first century physician and author. Some of his work survives.
Publius Papinius Statius wrote numerous minor and epic poems (e.g. Ode to Sleep and the Thebaid).
Senator Frontinus wrote various books in Rome, a few survive.
Phaedrus wrote fables mid 1st century, and many survive.
Aelius Theon was an Alexandrian sophist and author of a collection of preliminary exercises (progymnasmata) for the training of orators.
Dio Chrysostom (aka Cocceianus Dio, or Dion Prusa) wrote many works and gave many speeches in various Roman and Greek centres in late 1st century to early 2nd century, of which 80 survive e.g. the Euboicus.
Epictetus is known for several books of Stoic religious and philosophic discourses in the early 2nd century. One of his disciples was Arrian, and thanks to him much of Epictetus' works are extant. Epictetus DID apparently mention "the Galileans", which could be a reference to the early Christians, or the revolt under Judas the Galilean in early 1st century.
He wrote a large number of Roman epigrams.
Aspasius wrote on philosophy. Some of his work survives.
A poet of Athens, much of his work survives.
Suetonius wrote about first century Romans, much survives. His reference to 'Chrestus' does not seem to mean Jesus Christ.
He wrote on philosophy in Phrygia, some survives.
Arrian wrote a History of Alexander in Athens c.120.
Lucius Annaeus Florus wrote an Epitome of Roman History.
He wrote a large medical poem in Pamphylia, some survives.
Theon of Smyrna wrote on astronomy/philosophy in early 2nd century.
Wrote on geography and maths, a little survives.
Claudius Ptolemaeus wrote many works in Alexandria, and much survives.
Mathetes, a Christian author, wrote a book To Diognetus which has plenty to say about the Word, the Son of God, but no mention they had anything to do with a Jesus Christ, who is never even mentioned.
Minucius Felix wrote a book Octavius which defends Christian beliefs, but does not mention Jesus even once.
Just before his mentor Justin Martyr died in c.163, Tatian wrote an Address to the Greeks which describes Christian beliefs in terms of the Logos, the first-born Son of God - without any mention of Jesus.
Athenagoras wrote a Plea For the Christians, which says much about the Logos, the Son of God, but nothing of Jesus Christ. Athenagoras even wrote a lengthy work On the Resurrection in which he discusses Christian beliefs about resurrection - without ever once mentioning Jesus Christ or his resurrection.
Pausanias wrote the massive Guide to Greece in mid 2nd century. Pausanias' work is vast and the index covers over 70 pages of small print, I estimate a couple of thousand names are mentioned - a large number of minor figures from within and without Greece. He even mentions a Jewish prophetess - a figure so minor she is essentially unknown : "Then later than Demo there was a prophetic woman reared among the Jews beyond Palestine; her name was Sabbe." Phokis, Book X, 12,  Pausanias also mentions the Jewish rebellion under Hadrian.
Marcus Cornelius Fronto of Rome wrote several letters in mid 2nd century. According to Minucius Felix, he scandalised rites practiced by Roman Christians - so he could easily have mentioned Jesus.
Aelius Aristides (not the Christian Aristides of Athens) the mid 2nd century Greek Orator spoke and wrote a History of Rome and other subjects - he seems to refer to the Christians as "impious men from Palestine" (Orations 46.2)
Hierocles of Alexandria wrote on Stoic philosophy in 2nd century.
Appian wrote a large Roman History (from the Gracchi to Caesar) in mid 2nd century.
Albinus taught on (neo-)Platonism in mid 2nd century at Smyrna, a little survives.
(Pseudo) Apollodorus compiled a large Mythology in mid 2nd century, he died in Pergamon
Hephaestion of Alexandria wrote several surviving works on poetry in mid 2nd century.
Massius Maximus Tyrius, a Greek NeoPlatonic philosopher, wrote many works in mid 2nd century.
Lucius Apuleius wrote the Metamorphoses in mid-late 2nd C. (the Golden Ass or Transformations of Lucius) and other spiritual, historical, and philosophic works - several survive.
Aulus Gellius wrote Attic Nights (Nights in Athens) in mid-late 2nd C., a large compendium of many topics and which mentioned many people.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus wrote the Stoic Meditations c.167 - he (apparently) refers once to the Christians in XI, 3 -
' What a soul that is which is ready, if at any moment it must be separated from the body, and ready either to be extinguished or dispersed or continue to exist; but so that this readiness comes from a man's own judgement, not from mere obstinacy, as with the Christians, but considerately and with dignity and in a way to persuade another, without tragic show. '
Sextus Empiricus wrote Outlines of Scepticism in late 2nd century.
A Roman jurist.
Publius Papirius Statius wrote several works.
A writer mentioned by Galen.
Favorinus wrote many works, only fragments survive.
A historian and a poet.
A physician who wrote influential works, e.g. on the pulse.
Wrote several books but nothing survives.
A writer mentioned by Pliny, his works are lost.
A philosopher, little of his work survives.
Wrote about Pythagoras, little survives.
He wrote many works in Rome.
Wrote love poems, almost all lost.
Servilius Damocrates wrote several books.
Alexander was a philosopher in Rome during the 1st C.
A Roman writer, nothing survives.
The mentor of Plutarch, who said he wrote about religion and sacred rites.
Afer wrote in the 1st century - little survives.
Pamphila of Epidaurus write a 33 volume Historical Notes up to her time of c.60.
He wrote poems, little survives.
He wrote many tragedies, very little survives.
He wrote several works, little survives.
Bassus was a poet.
Aufidius Bassus wrote a history up to at least the year 31.
Julia Agrippina wrote her memoirs, which does not survive.
Cluvius Rufus wrote a detailed history from the year 37 until 69.
Marcus Servilius Nonianus wrote a history of the 1st century up to at least the year 41.
Ides of December 2016.
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