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Malalas, John
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(surname from Syr. malel, “speak”; Antioch, 6th cent.), rhetor. His universal chronicle (Chronicles: I), with clearly monophysite tendencies (at least in its first portion), presents in 18 books the history of the world from Adam to the death of Justinian I in 565 (possibly continued to 574). Written for popular instruction and entertainment, both its language and content significantly influenced later Byzantine literature.

Bibliography

CPG 3, 7511

J. Thurn, ed., Ioannis Malalae Chronographia, 2000

E. Jeffreys et al., eds., Studies in John Mala…

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Wallraff, Martin, “Malalas, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10888>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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