Pachymeres, George

   Historian (died ca. 1310) whose history, covering the years 1260-1308, is the chief source for the reign of Michael VIII (q.v.) and for part of the reign of Andronikos II (q.v.). Pachymeres describes, for example, the extensive frontier defenses erected in Thrace, Macedonia, and Asia Minor by the Empire of Nicaea (qq.v.). A student of George Akropolites (q.v.), he became perhaps the greatest Byzantine scholar of the 13th century, with a legacy of writings on topics as diverse as mathematics, law, and rhetoric.

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