- Author of an alleged eyewitness account of the Arab capture of Thessalonike (q.v.) in 904 entitled the Capture ofThessalonike. He was a priest in the city at the time of the three-day Arab siege by Leo of Tripoli (q.v.). A pillage and bloodbath followed the city's capture on 31 July 904. However, there are reasons to believe that the work may not be genuine, but rather composed much later, perhaps after the Ottoman (q.v.) sack of Thessalonike (q.v.) in 1430.
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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