Priscus of Panium (5th century)
Feast of Attila
Painting by Mór
Priscus, circled in
the painting above, was a diplomat in the service of the
Roman Empire and was one of the men who negotiated with
Hun in 449 at Walachia, today's Romania.
Priscus wrote his work History in
Greek. He actually holds it in his hand in the picture above. Of
this work only fragments survived. The book, not the picture.
Priscus' home town Panium was a city
miles, or 150 kilometers, west of today's Istanbul, Turkey.
Priscus at the court of Attila.