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Anagnostes, Joannes

Ἰωάννης Ἀναγνώστης). He was present at the siege of Thessalonica, after which he left the city, but was induced to return to it by the promises of the conqueror, who two years afterwards deprived him of all his property.


Account of the Storming of Thessalonica by the Turks and accompanyin Prose Lament

He wrote an account of the storming of his native city, Thessalonica, by the Turks under Amurath II. (A. D. 1430), to which is added a " Monodia," or lamentation for the event, in prose.


The work is printed, in Greek and Latin, in the Σύμμικτα of Leo Allatius, Rom. 1653, 8vo., pp. 318-380.

Further Information

Hanekius, de Hist. Byz. Script. 1.38, p. 636; Wharton, Supp. to Cave, Hist. Lit. ii. p. 130.


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