Eutropius in Roman Biography
Eu-tro'pl-us, [Fr. Eutrope, uh'tRop',] sometimes
called Fla'vius Eutro'pius, a Latin historian of the
fourth century. He-was secretary to the emperors Constantine
and Julian, the latter of whom he attended in
his expedition against the Parthians. He wrote an
Epitome of Roman History" (" Breviarium Rerum Romanorum")
from the foundation of the city to the time
of Valens, which has been popular for many centuries
and extensively used as a school-book in modern times.
The language is pure, and the style clear and simple.
Little is known of the author's life.
See Suidas, "Eutropius;" Gennadius, "De Viris illustribus ;'
Disputatio de Eutropio," 1685.
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