Eutropius (c.320-c.390?): Roman historian, author of a very popular Short History of the Roman Empire.
Eutropius, an important official at the court of the Roman emperor Valens (r.364-378) published his Short History of the Roman Empire (or Breviarium ab Urbe Condita, "Short History since the Foundation of the City") in the year 369. The title is precise: it is a short history of the Roman Empire since the foundation of Rome by Romulus. In ten books - perhaps "chapters" is a better word - the author takes his readers through one millennium of Roman history until the reign of Jovian.
- Early history of Rome until the Gallic catastrophe (based on Livy, Books 1-5)
- The conquest of Italy and Sicily (based in Livy, Books 6-15)
- The Ligurian War and the Second Punic War (based on Livy, Books 16-30)
- Wars against Macedonia and Syria; Third Punic War; Jugurthine War (based on Livy, Books 31-65)
- Rise of Marius (based on Livy, Books 66-86)
- First and Second Civil War; death of Caesar (based on Livy, Books 87-116)
- Augustus and his successors (based on Livy, Books 117-142, and Suetonius)
- From Nerva to Severus Alexander (based on the Enmannsche Kaisergeschichte)
- From Maximinus Thrax to Diocletian (based on the Enmannsche Kaisergeschichte)
- From Constantine to Iovian (based on Eutropius' own experiences)
- H.W. Bird, Eutropius: Breviarium (1993, 2011)