The Classical Quarterly

Research Article

Priscus of Panium, Fragment I b

E. A. Thompsona1

a1 University College, Swansea

Although students of the fifth century A.D. have not been slow to recognize the merits of the ͉στορxs22EFα Βυζαντιακxs22EF of Priscus, few efforts seem to have been made to under-stand this historian's methods of composition. The purpose of the present note is to indicate that the literary fashions of his time have exercised an unfortunate influence on at least one part of Priscus' work.