the referendarius (Dufresne, Gloss. s. v.
) of Alaric the second, king of the Visigoths, and employed in that capacity to authenticate with his subscription the official copies of the Breviarium.
(Dict. of Ant. s. v.
In his subscription he used the words Anianus, vir spectabilis subscripsi et edidi,
and it is probable that, from a misunderstanding of the word edidi,
proceeded the common notion that he was the author of the Romano-Gothic code, which has thence sometimes been called Breviarium Aniani.
The subscription took place at Aire (Aduris
) in Gascoigne, A. D. 506. (Silberrad, ad Heinec. Hist. Jur. Germ.
§ 15.) Sigebert (de ecclesiasticis scriptoribus,
100.70, cited by Jac. Godefroi, Prolegomeona in Cod. Theodos.
§ 5) says, that Anianlus translated from Greek into Latin the work of Chrysostom upon St. Matthew; but respecting this, see the following article, No. 2.