1. A Graeco-Roman jurist, who practised as an advocate at Emesa, and was contemporary with and survived Justinian.
Epitome of Justinians Novellae
He published in Greek an epitome of Justinian's Novella.
this work, long known to the learned to exist in manuscript in the royal libraries of Vienna and Paris, was first given to the world by G. E. Heimbach, in the first volume of his Ἀνέκδοτα, Leipz. 1838.
It was probably the same Athanasius who wrote a book de Criminibus
, of which there was a manuscript in the library of Ant. Augustinus.
G. E. Heimbach, De Basilicoraum Origine Fontibus Scholiis, &c.,
Leipz. 1825, p. 44.