John Skylitzes


John Skylitzes

John Scylitzes or Ioannes Skylitzes (Greek "Ἰωάννης Σκυλίτζης", occasionally "Σκυλίτσης", "fl." 1081) was a Byzantine historian of the late 11th century.

His major work is the "Synopsis of Histories" (polytonic|Σύνοψις Ἱστοριῶν), which covers the reigns of the Byzantine emperors from the death of Nicephorus I in 811 to the deposition of Michael IV in 1057; it continues the chronicle of Theophanes Confessor. There is a continuation of this work, known as "Skylitzes Continuatus" covering 1057–1079, possibly also written by Skylitzes.

The Madrid Skylitzes

The most famous manuscript of the Synopsis was produced in Sicily in the 12th century, and is now at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid, so is known as the "Madrid Skylitzes".

Bibliography

* Text: Ioannis Scylitzae "Synopsis Historiarum" (ed. Hans Thurn, CFHB, 1973; ISBN (978)3110022858). The Thurn edition supersedes the much older one by Migne, below. A popular edition is being prepared for Kanakis books (with parallel Modern Greek "translation") and a facsimile edition of the Madrid is also available from Militos (Μίλητος) Publishers.
* "AHRB Skylitzes Colloquium", Belfast, 21-22 September 2002, Institute for Byzantine Studies, Queen's University, Belfast. [http://www.byzantium.ac.uk/frameset_events.htm?events_reports2002]
* John Wortley (trans.), "John Scylitzes, a synopsis of histories (811-1057 A.D.): a provisional translation", Centre for Hellenic Civilization, University of Manitoba, 2000.
* B. Flusin (trans.), J.-C. Cheynet (ed.), "Jean Skylitzès: Empereurs de Constantinople", Ed. Lethielleux, 2004, ISBN 2-283-60459-1.

External links

* [http://homepage.mac.com/paulstephenson/trans/scyl.html Notes by Paul Stephenson]
* [http://www.roman-emperors.org/basilii.htm Biography of Basil II] with notes on Scylitzes by Catherine Holmes
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/30_20_1000-1100-_Joannis_Scylitzal.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Graeca with analytical indexes]


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