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8. Another writer of the history of the later Roman empire, was a Syracusan monk, in the tenth century of our era.


Account of the Taking of Syracuse

He wrote an account of the taking of Syracuse by the Spanish Arabs, in the form of a letter to Leo Diaconus.


Latin Editions

A Latin version of which, by the monk Joasaph, or Josaphat, has been published in a more or less complete form in the various collections of works on the history of Italy (Muratori, Script. Rer. Ital. vol. i. pt. ii. p. 257a).

Greek Editions

The Greek text was first published, with a new Latin version and notes, by C. B. Hase, in his edition of Leo Diaconus, Paris, 1819, fol.

Further Information

Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 504, ed. Westermann; Hoffmann, Lexicon. Bibliograph. Scriptor. Graecorum, s. vv. Theodosius and Leo.

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