- New history
- Νέα Ἱστορία(Nea historia, New history)
State of Preservation:
- Secular history (classicizing history)
- Secular history (general)
It is generally agreed that Zosimus, New history 1.47-5.25 is an abridged version of Eunapius, and that 5.26-6.13 is a shortened version of Olympiodorus of Thebes. It is likely that Zosimus used a collection of oracles as his source too. Such a collection may have been based on a common source with John of Lydus, as Goffart (1971) has noticed.
The idea that Zosimus is a bad yet essentially passive copier of his main sources (see esp. the work of Paschoud), is too negative.