Vopiscus, Flavius

, one of those Latin historians who are usually denominated “Historiae Augustas Scriptores,” flourished as the others did in the time of Dioclesian and Constantine, about the beginning of the fourth century. He was a native of Syracuse, and a believer in Apollonius Tyanacus, whose life he intended to write. | He is reckoned superior to the rest of the Hist. Aug. Scriptores in the elegance of his style and in the perspicuity of his manner; though far inferior in both to the writers of the Augustan age. He wrote the life of Aurelian, Tacitus, Florianus, and others. 1

1 Vossius de Hist. Lat. Saxii Orumast.