previous next


The name given to several abridgments by various Roman authors. The most important are


An abridgment of Livy 's history commonly called Periochae T. Livi Periochae Omnium Librorum). (See Livius.)


A short history of the Roman emperors down to Theodosius I. and ascribed to Aurelius Victor (q.v.).


The Epitome Iliadis, a school-book of 1070 hexameters, which contains a summary of the story of the Iliad. This work, whose author was unknown, was much read during the Middle Ages, being sometimes styled Homerus and sometimes (by a curious error) Pindarus Thebanus. Bergk (Philologus, xiv. p. 184) conjectures that the writer was the Atticus mentioned by Persius (i. 50). The text will be found in Wernsdorf's Poetae Lat. Minores, iv. pp. 617-752; and has been edited by Weytingh (Leyden and Amsterdam, 1809) and Plessis (Paris, 1885). The poem is now ascribed to Silius Italicus (q.v.). See Verres, De Silii Punicorum et Italici Iliadis Lat. Quaestiones Grammaticae et Metricae (Münster, 1888).


The Epitome Iuliani, a collection of imperial constitutiones, made between A.D. 535 and 555.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: