A scholarly Roman historian, who lived in the time of Augustus. The elder Pliny places his
death in the reign of Tiberius. Fenestella wrote an historical work entitled
, from which Asconius Pedianus has derived many materials in his
commentaries on Cicero's Orations. Of this work only fragments remain. Another production,
De Sacerdotiis et Magistratibus Romanorum
, is sometimes attributed to him, but
incorrectly, since it is from the pen of Fiocchi (Floccus), a native of Florence, and was
written at the commencement of the fourteenth century. Fenestella was seventy years old at the
time of his death. The fragments of Fenestella's Annales
are collected by H.
Peter, Hist. Frag.
272. See the treatises by Mercklin, De
Fenestella Historico et Poeta (Dorpat, 1844)
, and Poeth, De Fenestella
, etc. (Bonn, 1849)