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27. HAMARTOLUS (ἁμαρτωλὸς), or the SINNER a monk who lived about the middle of the ninth century.


He is the author of a Chronicon, as yet unpublished, extending from the Creation to the reign of Michael III., the son of Theophilus and Theodora. Extracts from this Chronicon have been an given by various writers, as Allatius, Petavius, Rader, and Gretzer, and by Hody in his Dissertatio prefixed to the Chronicon of Malala, 100.41.

George Cedrenus, Theophanes, Michael Glycas, and others, have in several places transcribed passages from his Chronicon.

Confusion with others Georges who wrote chronicles

This George must not be confounded with others of the same name (as George Cedrenus, George Scylitzes, George Syncellus, George of Nicomedeia, George the Monk), who have written chronicles.

Further Information

Allatius, Ibid. p. 30; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. vii. pp. 463, 685.

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