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Manasses, Constanti'nus

Κωνσταντῖνος Μανάσση, (lived in the middle of the twelfth century, during the reign of the emperor Manuel Comnenus.


Σύνοψις ἱστορική

He wrote Σύνοψις ἱστορική, being a chronicle from the creation of the world, down to the accession of Alexis I. Comnenus, in 1081. This work is written in a sort of verses which the later writers called versus politici, but which is rather rhythmical prose; it contains 6733 of such verses, and 12 supplementary verses.


A Latin version by J. Leunclavius, Basel, 1573, 8vo.; the Greek text, from a Codex Palatinus, with the version of Leunclavius, and notes by J. Meursius, Leyden, 1616, 4to; the same revised (with Variae Lectiones by Leo Allatius), from two Parisian MSS., by Fabrot, who added a valuable glossary, Paris, 1655, fol.; the last edition is that by Im. Bekker, Bonn, 1837, 8vo., a revised reprint of the Paris edition.

The edition by Meursius is remarkable for being dedicated to the great king of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus.

Further Information

Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. vii. p. 469, &c.; Hamberger, Nachricht. von Gelehrt. Männern.


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