Festus

[historian] Festus (fl. 4th century), also known as Rufus Festus, Ruffus Festus, Sextus Festus, and Sextus, was a Late Roman historian and proconsul of Africa whose epitome Breviarium rerum gestarum populi Romani (`Summary of the history of Rome` was commissioned by the emperor Valens in preparation for his war against Persia. It was comple...
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Festus

Festus (Sextus Pompeius Festus), fl. some time between A.D. 100 and 400, Roman lexicographer; his surviving work, On the Meaning of Words, is an abridgment of the lost glossary of Marcus Verrius Flaccus. It is important as a primary source for Roman scholarship and Roman antiquities. Paul the Deacon...
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