). An Egyptian priest, often called Indopleustes
) from his voyages, who lived about A.D. 535.
In his youth he was engaged in foreign trade and visited many countries, of which he wrote an
account in twelve books, most of which are extant. The work was styled Τοπογραφία Χριστιανεκή
. In it China is first undeniably mentioned, being
—the Persian Chinistan.