Malalas, John

   Author of the first Byzantine world chronicle (q.v.). He was a native of Antioch (q.v.), which explains the attention he devotes to the city in his chronicle. The work goes from the Creation to 565, and it is distinguished by its use of the common vernacular, his inclusion of gossip and tall tales, and his credulous religiosity. It was meant to entertain ordinary readers and seems to have been popular. Once translated into Church Slavonic (q.v.), its influence spread well beyond Byzantium (q.v.).

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  • Malalas, John — ▪ Byzantine chronicler born c. 491, , Antioch?, Syria, Byzantine Empire [now in Turkey] died c. 578       Byzantine chronicler of Syrian origin.       Malalas Chronographia in 18 books is a compilation of history from the Creation certainly to… …   Universalium

  • John Malalas — or Ioannes Malalas (or Malelas) (Greek: Ἰωάννης Μαλάλας) (c. 491 – 578) was a Greek chronicler from Antioch. Malalas is probably a Syriac word for rhetor , orator ; it is first applied to him by John of Damascus (the form Malelas is later, first… …   Wikipedia

  • John Malalas — • A Monophysite Byzantine chronicler of the sixth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. John Malalas     John Malalas     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Malalas — Jean Malalas (en grec ancien Ἰωάννης Μαλάλας / Iôánnês Malálas), né vers 490 ap. J. C. et mort vers 578 ap. J. C. est l auteur de la plus ancienne chronique byzantine conservée : la Chronographia (Χρονογραφία). Il a exercé une très grande… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John of Antioch — • There are four persons commonly known by this name Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. John of Antioch     John of Antioch     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John of Nikiû — • An Egyptian chronicler who flourished in the latter part of the seventh century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. John of Nikiu     John of Nikiû      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Malalas — Johannes Malalas (Malalas = syrisch für Rhetor; * um 490 in Antiochia am Orontes, Syrien; † um 570 in Konstantinopel) war ein oströmischer Historiker der ausgehenden Spätantike. Seine Identität mit dem Patriarchen Johannes III. Scholastikos ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Juan Malalas — (Ioannes Malalas o Malelas)[1] (? 491 578) fue un cronista bizantino nacido en Antioquía, que escribió en griego, y de convicción monofisita. Contenido 1 Obras 2 Ediciones modernas …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jean Malalas — (en grec ancien Ἰωάννης Μαλάλας / Iôánnês Malálas), né vers 490 ap. J. C. et mort vers 578 ap. J. C., est l auteur de la plus ancienne chronique byzantine conservée : la Chronographia (Χρονογραφία). Il a exercé une très grande influence sur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Johannes Malalas — (Malalas = syrisch für Rhetor; * um 490 in Antiochia am Orontes, Syrien; † nach 570 in Konstantinopel) war ein oströmischer Historiker der ausgehenden Spätantike. Seine früher oft vermutete Identität mit Johannes III. Scholastikos, Patriarch von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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