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  • The work itself is lost, but several epitomes of it have been preserved.
  • Finally, from the 4th century the epitomes of Eutropius and Festus served to satisfy the lessening curiosity in the past and became the handbooks for the middle ages.
  • See Plutarch's Lucullus; Appian's Mithridatic War; the epitomes of the lost books of Livy; and many passages in Cicero.
  • But our knowledge of their contents is chiefly derived from the so-called periochae or epitomes, of which we have fortunately a nearly complete series, the epitomes of books cxxxvi.
  • It is probable that Obsequens, Cassiodorus and the compiler of the epitomes did not use the original work but an abridgment.

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