E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Certain Greek historians who lived under the Eastern empire between the sixth and fifteenth centuries. They may be divided into three groups:(1) Those whose works form a continuous history of the Byzantine empire, from the fourth century to the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks; (2) general chroniclers who wrote histories of the world from the oldest period; and (3) writers on Roman antiquities, statistics, and customs.