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Aurelius, Victor Sextus, a Latin historian and official of the fourth century A.D. He was an African of humble birth, but rose to be prefect under Julian of Pannonia II., and consul with Valentinian. About the authorship of two works ascribed to him, viz. Origo Gentis Romanae and De Viris Illustribus Urbis Romae, there is considerable doubt. The latter was probably written by Cornelius Nepos. His most authentic production is De Caesaribus, abridged in De Vita et Moribus Imperatorum, which covers the period from Augustus to Julian. He was a pagan and evidently opposed to Christianity.