36. Of THESSALONICA. Little is known of the personal history of Symeon, archbishop of Thessalonica, except that he lived in the first half of the fifteenth century, and held his see for between five and six years, dying Sept. A. D. 1429, about six months before Thessalonica was taken by the Turks under Amurath. Joannes Anagnostes, in his De Thessalonicensi Excidio Narratio
(100.3), has noticed the death of Symeon, who was generally lamented ; and relates a curious dream, by which his decease and the subsequent ruin of the city were supposed to be portended.
Symeon was the author of several theological works much esteemed in the Greek Church.
They were published under the care of Dositheus, patriarch of Jerusalem, folio, Jassy, 1683. A Romaic version of the whole was published, 4to. Leipsic, 1791
. Some of the works have been also published separately.
Allatius, De Symeon. Scriptis,
pp. 185-194; Fabric. Biblioth. Graec.
vol. xi. p. 328, &c.; Cave, Hist. Litt. Appendix
by Wharton and Gery, ad annos 1410, 1418, vol. ii. pp. 113, 114; Le Quien, Oriens Christianus,
vol. ii. col. 58 ; Oudin, Commentarius de Scriptorib. Eccles.
vol. iii. col. 2242, &c.