Tzetzes, John

   Poet and commentator on Homer (q.v.), who died ca. 1180. He was a contemporary of another great commentator on Homer, Eustathios of Thessalonike (q.v.). Tzetzes wrote in didactic verse about classical literature, for the instruction of students. His work entitled The Histories contains letters that describe contemporary events during the reign of Manuel I Komnenos (q.v.).

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