Brian Herbert Warmington and R. S. O. Tomlin
*Diocletian divided Italy and most of the existing provinces into smaller provinces, which he grouped into twelve ‘dioceses’, each administered by a *vicarius. These ‘vicars’ were officially deputies of the praetorian prefects, and facilitated the central bureaucracy's control of provincial governors. The Diocletianic dioceses were Britain, Gaul, Viennensis (see
John F. Moreland
Alun Hudson-Williams and Frederick James Edward Raby
Blossius Aemilius Dracontius, a Christian, a lawyer and vir clarissimus (Roman of senatorial rank), well trained in rhetoric, lived in *Carthage towards the end of the 5th cent.
R. S. O. Tomlin
Otto Skutsch and John F. Matthews
Friend of *Paulinus (1) of Nola and Sulpicius *Severus (so probably Gallic in origin), professor of rhetoric at Rome. The only work preserved is a poem De motibus boum (A. Riese, Anthologia (1894), no. 893), 33 Asclepiadic stanzas, naïve in content but elegant (though not Horatian: several unrelated rhymes) in form. A dialogue between cowherds, it recommends Christianity as a protection from cattle-plague, but whether the plague is actual or fictional is unknown. Endelechius participated at Rome with one Crispus Salustius in a revision of the text of Apuleius' Metamorphoses in 395, and at about the same time received from Paulinus of Nola the text of the latter's panegyric on *Theodosius (2), in which the emperor was praised for his piety.
Spartan ambassador and *ephor. He was one of the unsuccessful envoys to Athens in 420
John F. Matthews
A teacher of Latin grammar and rhetoric, he was known to *Symmachus (2) and became magister scrinii (see