11. TACHYGRAPHUS (ὁ ταχυγράφος
). Codinus cites an author by this name in his Περὶ τῶν Πα τρίων Κωνσταντινουπόλεως
(p. 9, ed. Paris). Fabricius supposes him to be the same with Hesychius of Miletus (No. 9), but this cannot be, as Codinus speaks of Hesychius Tachygraphus as a contemporary with Constantine the Great. The Tachygraphi, as the name indicates, were writers employed where speed rather than beauty was required, and were distinguished by the use of abbreviations and other compendious methods. (Fabr. Bibl. Gr.
vol. vii. p. 552.)
Various other Hesychii are noticed by Fabricius and by Thorschmidius in the Commentatio de Hesych. Mileto Illustri Christ.
referred to in the course of this article.