Menander Protector fl. 6th cent

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Menander Protector fl. 6th cent
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Menander, the Guardsman
Ménandre, le Protecteur
Menandros, Protēktōr
Menandro, il Protettore‏
Menander Protector, Historicus
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His The history of Menander the Guardsman, 1985: t.p. (Menander the Guardsman)
Encycl. Brit. (Menander Protector, fl. second half of 6th cent.
Byzantine historian
he wrote a history)
Papyros-Larous. (Menandros, Vyzantinos historikos
called Protēktōr, wrote Historikon syngramma)
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 268
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 2, 1867, p. 1030: "Menander, minor literary persons, no. 3: "Menander, protector, the son of Euphrates, of Byzantium, was a rhetorician and rhetorical writer under the emperor Mauricius, whose reign began in A.D. 581...There is one epigram by him in the Greek Anthology..."
Brill's New Pauly: "M. Protector, Byzantine historian, 6th cent., Byzantine historian of the second half of the 6th cent. AD
lived in Constantinople as an officer of the palace guard of the protectores, and continued the work of Agathias, whose style he also imitated, in writing his Historíai (‘History) of the period 558 to 582. No fewer than 70 excerpts of this work are preserved by Constantinus [1] VII. Porphyrogenitus and in the Suda
some anonymous excerpts in the Suda can also probably be ascribed to M. In his writings, M. betrays a clear preference for the east of the empire
he strove for objectivity, e.g. by using embassy reports (fragment 6,1 on the peace negotiations of 561 between the Emperor Justinian I and Chosroes I of Persia) and documents, and included many geographical and ethnological digressions. As the sole exhaustive contemporary source for the period in question, his work was much used by later Byzantine historians. M. is also the author of the epigram Anth. Pal. 1,101..." Berger, Albrecht (Berlin). "Menander." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and
Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2010. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 19 October 2010
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