OverviewThis two-volume edition (with commentary in Latin) of the surviving fragments of the works of minor Greek historians was published by German philologist Ludwig August Dindorf (1805-71) in 1870-1. Brother of the better known scholar K.W. Dindorf, Ludwig collaborated with him for nearly thirty years on an edition of Robert Estienne's Thesaurus linguae graecae, and published on several Greek historians, but led such a reclusive life that his name was sometimes thought to be a pseudonym. Many of the authors in this edition are classed as 'minor' largely because so little of their output has survived, usually as citations in later Byzantine works. Volume 2 contains the account (intact, but apparently incomplete) of the reign of Justinian by poet and historian Agathias (6th century CE), and fragments of the works of Menander Protector (so called because of his military post at court), who continued the narrative from 558 to 582.