Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ Μανάσση
, (lived in the middle of the twelfth century, during the reign of the emperor Manuel Comnenus.
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.
Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. vii. p. 469, &c.; Hamberger, Nachricht. von Gelehrt. Männern.