9. DIACONUS, a third Byzantine historian, who appears to have lived about the same time as the preceding.
five ἀκροάσεις in iambic verse
He was the author of five ἀκροάσεις
in iambic verse, on the subject of the expedition of Nicephorus Phocas to Crete, in A. D. 961.
This was first published in Greek and Latin by Fl. Cornelius, in his Creta Sacra, Venet. 1755, 4to.
; again, by P. F. Fogginius, in his Nova Appendix Corporis Historiae Byzantinae, Romae, 1777, fol.
; and lastly, with notes and a vocabulary of words peculiar to the author, by F. Jacobs, in his edition of Leo Diaconus, in the Corpus Script. Hist. Byzant. Bonn. 1828, 8vo.
Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. vii. p. 533; Vossius, de Hist. Graec. l.c. ;
Hoffmann, Lexicon, ll. cc.