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Marcellinus Comes[pronunciation?] (died c. 534) was a Latin
chronicler of the Eastern Roman Empire. An Illyrian by birth,[1] he spent most of his life at the court of Constantinople, which is the focus of his surviving work.


1 Works 2 List of selected editions 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

Works[edit] Only one work of his survives, a chronicle (Annales), which was a continuation of Eusebius's Ecclesiastical History. It covers the period from 379 to 534, although an unknown writer added a continuation down to 566. Although his work is in Latin, it primarily describes the affairs of the East; indeed the writer says that he has "followed only the Eastern Empire." Some information about Western Europe, drawn from Orosius's Historia adversus paganos and Gennadius' De viris illustribus, is introduced insofar as it relates to Constantinople. The chronicle is filled with details and anecdotes about the city and the court. Marcellinus was uncompromisingly Orthodox and has little good to say about heretics in his work. List of selected editions[edit]

The Chronicle of Marcellinus : a translation and commentary : (with a reproduction of Mommsen's edition of the text) by Comes Marcellinus; Brian Croke; Theodor Mommsen. Sydney : Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1995.


^ Croke, Brian (2001). Count Marcellinus and his chronicle. Oxford University Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-19-815001-5. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 

 Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Marcellinus Comes". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

Further reading[edit]

Count Marcellinus and His Chronicle by Brian Croke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001

External links[edit]

Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes

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Byzantine historians

5th century

Malchus Panodorus of Alexandria Priscus

6th century

Agathias Evagrius Scholasticus Hesychius of Miletus John of Ephesus John of Epiphania Jordanes John Malalas Liberatus of Carthage Marcellinus Comes Menander Protector Peter the Patrician Procopius Theodorus Lector Theophanes of Byzantium Zacharias Rhetor Zosimus

7th century

Trajan the Patrician Theophylact Simocatta John of Antioch

8th century

Hippolytus of Thebes

9th century

Theophanes the Confessor George Syncellus Nikephoros I of Constantinople George Hamartolos

10th century

Constantine VII Joseph Genesius John Kaminiates Leo the Deacon Symeon the Metaphrast Theophanes Continuatus

11th century

Michael Attaleiates George Kedrenos Michael Psellos John Skylitzes John Xiphilinus Yahya of Antioch

12th century

Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger Niketas Choniates Eustathius of Thessalonica Michael Glycas Anna Komnene John Kinnamos Constantine Manasses Joannes Zonaras

13th century

George Akropolites

14th century

Nicephorus Gregoras Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos George Pachymeres Michael Panaretos

15th century

John Anagnostes John Cananus Laonikos Chalkokondyles Michael Critobulus Doukas George Sphrantzes

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