, in German Roszfelit, an able antiquary, was born at Eisenac in
, in German Roszfelit, an able antiquary, was born at Eisenac in Thuringia about 1550. He
was educated in the university of Jena; in 1579, became
sub-rector of a school at Ratisbon; and, afterwards was
chosen minister of a Lutheran church at Wickerstadt, in
the duchy of Weimar. In 1592, he was invited to Naumburg in Saxony, to be preacher at the catli-edral church;
and there continued till 1626, when he died of the plague.
He was a very learned man, and the first who composed a
body of Roman antiquities, entitled “
Antiquitatum Romanarum libri decem,” printed at Basil in
Bibliographia Antiqnaria.” It went
through several editions; the latter of which have large
additions by Dempster. That of Amsterdam, 1635, in 4to,
is printed with an Elzevir letter, upon a good paper, and
has the following title: ' Joannis Rosini Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus absolutissimum. Cum notis doctissimis
ac locupletissimis Thomae Dempsteri J. C. Huic postremae
editioni accuratissimae accesserunt Pauli Manutii libri If.
de Legibus & de Senatu, cum Andreoe Schotti Klectis. I.
De Priscis Romanis Gentibus ac Familiis. 2. De Tribubus
Rom. xxxv. Rusticis atque Urbanis. 3. De ludis festisque
Romanis ex Kalendario Vetere. Cum Indrce locupletissimo, & anneis figuris accuratissimis.“
His other works are,” Exempla pietatis illustris, seu vitae trium Saxonirc Ducum electorum, Frederici II. Sapient 'is Joannis Constantly
et Joannis Frederici Magnanimi“
Jena, 1602, 4to a continuation of” Drechsleri Chronicon,“
Leipsic, 1594, 8vo;” Anti-Turcica Lutberi," in German, a collection of some
writings of Luther of the prophetic kind, against the TurksLeipsic, 1596, 8vo.