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(incomplete) in the Breviarium of Festus (above, vol. i. App. 1), dating from 369 A.d. just before the foundation of the new Britannic province Valeutia. (3) ThU defective list is supplemented by another, dating from much the same time, of the eastern provinces of the Empire (dioceses of Illyricum, Thrace, Pontus, Asia, East, Egypt), which is preserved in the Laterculus of Polemius Silvius, drawn up in 449 A.d. The list of Polemius with a complete critical apparatus is edited by Mommsen in Chron. Minora, i. p. 511-661 (also printed in Seeok's Not it. Dign.]. Mommsen has shown that Polemius is up to date in regard to the western provinces, but that for the eastern he practically reproduces a list dating from about the middle of the fourth century, with one or two blunders, and only adding the new provinces of Arcadia and Honorias, which bearing the names of the sons of Theodosius were more likely than other new provinces to be known of in the west. (4) A list of the Gallic provinces in Ammianus (writing between 383 and 390 A.d.), Xv. 11, 7 >qq-, who clearly used an official laterculu*. Mommsen, Chron. Min. i. p. 662 tqq. Ammianus also enumerates the provinces of Egypt, xxii. 16, 1. (6) Notitia Galliaram, between 390and 413 A.d., edited by Mommsen, ib., 652-612; printed in Seeck, op. eit. ;the provinces are the same as in the Not. Dign. (6) Notitia Dignitatum: first years of the fifth century. Panoiroli's commentary, used by Gibbon, has been completely superseded by that of Booking (2 vols., 1839-53), which is absolutely indispensable to the student; but Bucking's text has been superseded by that of O. Seeck, 1876. For a good account of work and history of the Codex, with its curious pictures, see Hodgkin, Italy and her Invaders, i. 594 sqq. For date cp. above, p. 158, n. 73. From the fact that the twentieth legion does not appear in the Not., it has been argued that the date is A.d. 402—at the moment when this legion was recalled from Britain and had not yet been enrolled among the Italian forces (Hodgkin, ib. p. 717). (7) The Laterculus of Polemius Silvius; for the western provinces, A.d. 449, see above. I have arranged the data of these successive documents in parallel columns.
(Literature: L Czwalina, Ueber das Verzeichniss der rom. Prov. v. Jahr. 297, 1881: L. Jullian, De la reformo provinciate attribute a Diocl., Revue Hist., 19, 331 tqq. ; Schiller. Rom. Gesch. ii. 45-50; W. Ohnesorge, Die romisohe Provinzliste von 297, Tcil. i., 1889. Cp. also Marquardt, Staatsverwaltung, vol. i.)