The Lost History of Peter the Patrician
An Account of Rome’s Imperial Past from the Age of Justinian
To Be Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Classical Translations
The Lost History of Peter the Patrician provides an annotated translation from the Greek of the fragments of the lost History of Peter the Patrician (ca. 500-565) and of additional fragments sometimes attributed to Peter, though since the 19th century more often referred to as the work of the Roman historian Cassius Dio's (ca. 164-229) so-called Anonymous Continuer.
Annotation focuses on the historical and historiographical rather than philological providing a strong framework for the understanding of this increasingly important source for the third and fourth centuries A.D. Peter and the Anonymous have assumed an increasingly central role in relationship of the important sources for this key period in Roman history.
With an introduction on Peter himself—a distinguished administrator and diplomatic at the court of Justinian—, his literary output, the relationship of the fragments of Peter's History to the fragments of the Anonymous Continuer, and the contentious issue of the place of this evidence within the framework of late antique historiography The Lost History of Peter the Patrician will be invaluable for anybody interested in understanding the Romanworld of thethird and fourth centuries A.D