Faustus of Byzantium

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Faustus of Byzantium (also Faustus the Byzantine, Armenian: Փավստոս Բուզանդ, P’avstos Buzand) was an Armenian historian of the 5th century. He wrote a six volume history, of which the first two volumes are lost. He described in details the reign of Arsaces II (Arshak II) and his son Papas (Pap). The foundation of knowledge concerning Christian Armenia from 317 to 387 which was written in Greek, was attributed to Faustus.[1]


  1. ^ Ferguson, 425.



  • P'awstos Buzand History of the Armenians (4th-5th century) [1]


  • Ferguson, Everett, Michael P. McHugh and Frederick W. Norris, Encyclopedia of early Christianity, Garland Publishing, 1990.

External links[edit]

  • Faustus Buzand Patmut‘iwn Hayoc [History of Armenia], Yerevan University Press, 1987 (in Armenian)