Dexippus (Publius Herennius Dexippus)d?ks?p?s [key], fl. 253?276, Greek historian of the Roman period. He commanded Greek troops in an unsuccessful attempt to halt a Gothic invasion in 262. His works, much admired by Photius, included a universal history, a contemporary account of wars against the Goths (preserved largely by Zosimus), and an account of the Diadochi.

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