10. CHUMNUS (Χοῦμνος
), one of the officers (ὁ ἐπὶ τῆς τραπέζης
) of the court of Joannes I. Palaeologus, during his minority. Having insulted the Magnus Domesticus, Joannes Cantacuzenus, and fearing his vengeance, he was led to join the party of Apocaucus, and took part in the war against Cantacuzenus (A. D. 1341 ). Having become weary of the war, or of his party, he accused Apocaucus of mismanagement and was in consequence imprisoned in his own house by him. (Cantacuzen. Hist.
3.2,19, 20, 54, 55.)