Zosimus, New History 1.24

Zosimus (Greek Ζώσιμος): Early Byzantine, pagan author of a history of the Roman Empire, published in the first quarter of the sixth century CE.

The translation of ZosimusNew History offered here was printed in 1814 by W. Green and T. Chaplin in London, and was probably prepared by J. Davis of the Military Chronicle and Military Classics Office. The translator is anonymous. The text was found at Tertullian.org. The notes were added by Jona Lendering.


[1.24.1] To him succeeded Gallus, who declared his son Volusianus his associate in the empire, and published an open declaration that Decius and his army had perished by his contrivance. The barbarians now became more prosperous than before.

[1.24.2] For Gallus not only permitted them to return home with the plunder, but promised to pay them annually a sum of money, and allowed them to carry off all the noblest captives, most of whom had been taken at Philippopolis in Thrace.