FEST (Festus)( Roman historian)
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Biography FEST (Festus)
Festus; Festus, IV in. n. e., Roman historian. Was a high official (so-called magister memoriae) at the court of Emperor Valens (364-378 gg.) And he wishes write an essay of history of the Roman people (Breviarium rerum gestarum populi Romani) in two parts, . since the founding of Rome to contemporary times,
. In 1 part in chronological order, he described the development of the Roman Empire, in the 2 - East war, particularly with the Parthians, praising the merits of passing Walesa. The product came after the conclusion of peace with the Goths in 369 g. This is a sketch of Roman history, like his contemporary sketch Eutropius, but even more compressed. The author relied on the anonymous story of the emperor, in Libya and Flora. It is subsequently used by later historians: Ammianus Marcellinus, Isidore of Seville, and Jordan. F. sometimes wrongly equated with the poet by the name Rufy Fest Avien or proconsul of Asia, 372 g.