Latin: Marcus Junianus Justinus Frontinus;[n 1] fl. c. 2nd century) was a Latin writer and historian who lived under the Roman Empire.
Almost nothing is known of Justin's personal history, his name appearing only in the title of his work. He must have lived after
Augustan History, and dismisses anachronisms and the archaic style as unimportant, as he asserts readers would have understood Justin's phrasing to represent Trogus' time, and not his own.
Justin was the author of an
Macedonian Empire, and like him, Justin permitted himself considerable freedom of digression, producing an idiosyncratic anthology rather than a strict epitome.
- Justin's name is given only in manuscripts of his own history, the majority of which simply identify him as Justinus. One manuscript identifies him as Justinus Frontinus, the other as Marcus Junianus Justinus. The accuracy of these names is uncertain.
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- Borgna, Alice (2018), "Ripensare la storia universale. Giustino e l'Epitome delle Storie Filippiche di Pompeo Trogo", Spudasmata.
- Syme, Ronald (1988), "The Date of Justin and the Discovery of Trogus", Historia, vol. No. 37, pp. 358–371.
- An early edition (Milan, 1476) of the Epitome from the Bavarian State Library
- Justin's Epitome at The Latin Library, Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum, & Itinera Electronica (in Latin)
- Watson's 1853 translation at CSL, the Tertullian Project, & Attalus (in English)
- Arnaud-Lindet's 2003 translation at CSL (in French)
- Correa's 2003 partial translation at CSL (in Spanish)
- Prologi of Pompeius Trogus's work at the Tertullian Project