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Priscus

Πρίσκος). A Byzantine historian who was a native of Panium in Thrace, and was one of the ambassadors sent by Theodosius the Younger to Attila, A.D. 445. He died about 471. Priscus wrote an account of his embassy to Attila, enriched by digressions on the life and reign of that chief. The work was in eight books, but only fragments of it have come down to us. Priscus was an excellent and trustworthy historian, and his style was remarkably elegant and pure. The fragments are published with those of Dexippus and others, by Bekker and Niebuhr (Bonn, 1829), and by Müller in his Frag. Hist. Graec.

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