Eutropius, Short History 7.10.3


Eutropius was a scholar of uncertain origin (Italy or Asia Minor?) who served the Imperial court in Constantinople during the second half of the 4th century. During the reign of Valens he wrote a condensed survey of Roman history (Breviarium) from the legendary foundation of the city to the reign of Jovian (753 B.C.E.-364 C.E.). In this passage Eutropius cites the establishment of Caesarea in honor of Augustus.


Tanto autem amore etiam apud barbaros fuit, ut reges populi Romani amici in honorem eius conderent civitates, quas Caesareas nominarent, sicut in Mauritania a rege Iuba, et in Palaestina, quae nunc urbs est clarissima.

Textual Note

Ed. Droysen 1879


Nevertheless, (Caesar Augustus) was the object of such great affection, even among the barbarians, that kings who were friends of the Roman people founded cities in his honor which were called Caesarea, such as the one in Mauretania (established) by king Juba, and the one in Palestine, which is now a very famous city.

Translation Note

Rev. Bird 1993


  • 1 ch: 7.10.3. , ch: 7.10.3.
  • 2 Eutropius, The Breviarium Ab Urbe Condita of Eutropius: The Right Honourable Secretary of State for General Petitions, Dedicated to Lord Valens, Gothicus Maximus and Perpetual Emperor, trans. H. W. Bird, Translated Texts for Historians 14 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993)Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Copyright and License for Reuse

Except for materials quoted from other sources, this entry is copyright 2021 by the contributors (Joseph L. Rife, et al.) and the Caesarea City and Port Exploration Project. It is licensed under the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Some texts quoted in this entry may be in the public domain in the United States. No copyright is asserted for these quotations.

Some texts quoted in this entry may have copyright restrictions and are reused under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17 of the United States Code) which permits “fair use” of copyrighted materials for purposes such as criticism, comment, scholarship, and research. These texts remain under copyright of their owners. No copyright infringement is intended.

How to Cite This Entry

Joseph L. Rife, “Eutropius, Short History 7.10.3,” in Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, last modified June 14, 2021,


Joseph L. Rife, “Eutropius, Short History 7.10.3.” In Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, edited by Joseph L. Rife and Phillip I. Lieberman., edited by Joseph L. Rife et al.. Caesarea City and Port Exploration Project, 2021. Entry published June 14, 2021.

About this Entry

Entry Title: Eutropius, Short History 7.10.3

Authorial and Editorial Responsibility:

  • Joseph L. Rife, general editor, Vanderbilt University
  • Joseph L. Rife and Phillip I. Lieberman, editors, Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia
  • David A. Michelson, Daniel L. Schwartz, and William L. Potter, technical editor, “Eutropius, Short History 7.10.3
  • Joseph L. Rife, entry contributor, “Eutropius, Short History 7.10.3

Additional Credit:

  • TEI encoding by William L. Potter
  • Electronic text added by Joseph L. Rife
  • Testimonia identified by Joseph L. Rife
Show full citation information...