Evagrios Scholastikos

   Church historian whose Ecclesiastical History in six books continues the ecclesiastical histories of Socrates, Theodoret, and Sozomenos (qq.v.), beginning with the Council of Ephesus (q.v.) in 431 and ending in 593. The work is of great value for secular history, as well as for church history. For example, Evagrios's work is one of only a few important sources for the penetration of Greece by Slavs and Avars (qq.v.) in the last quarter of the sixth century.

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

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