It is quite uncertain who this Paeanius was, but it has been conjectured that he lived not long after Eutropius himself.
Translation of the history of Eutropius into Greek
He was the author of a translation of the history of Eutropius into Greek.
This translation, of which Zonaras seems to have often availed himself, is not very accurate, but still not inelegant.
It was printed for the first time by F. Sylburg in the third volume of his Romanae Historiae Scriptores, Francof. 1590
, and is also contained in the editions of Eutropius by Hearne, Havercamp, and Verheyk.
It has been printed in a separate form by Kaltwasser under the title, "Paeanii Metaphrasis in Eutropii Historiam Romanam, in usum scholarum," Gotha, 1780.