Pompeius Festus, the abbreviator and excerptor of Verrius Flaccus, who is conventionally dated to the late second century.(5) while the latter pronounced that nothing at all in Justin's text points to the fourth century and that his language has an altogether earlier character.(6)
Alberti official del la cancilleria pontificia," Marta Ramon Ramirez presents two inedita attesting to Alberti's role as apostolic abbreviator. Riccardo Fubini's "Leon Battista Alberti, Niccolo V e il tema della 'infelicita del principe'" offers an intertextual analysis of papal power as viewed by Petrarch, Poggio, and Alberti.