1. Of BYZANTIUM. Among the writers enumerated by Joannes Scylitzes Curopalates, who lived in the latter part of the eleventh century, in the commencement of his Σύνοψις ἱστοριῶν
, as having written on historical subjects, but in a very imperfect manner, after Theophanes, is Manuel of Byzantium.
It is probable that he was of very inferior reputation even in the days of Scylitzes. as Cedrenus (p. 2, ed. Paris, vol. i. p. 2, ed. Bonn), in transcribing the passage, does not mention his name, but comprehends him under the somewhat contemptuous term οἱ λοιποὶ Βυζάντιοι
, "the other Byzantines."