The Embassy of John the Grammarian

J. B. BURY
1909 English Historical Review  
1 Byzantinische Studien, p. 348. 1 Oeschichte der Chalifen, ii. 297, note. So Finlay, Hist, of Greece, ii. 154. He had already recognised, as his remarks show, that the anecdotes in the Continuation of Theophanes -were, largely at least, created by the interest which the embassy excited. • The expression of the Logothete, TA Sta/iwr^pta fioytvaas (George Mon. p. 797, ed. Bonn), most mean that he gave largesses to the Greek captives, visiting the prisons for that purpose. We can only suppose the
more » ... an only suppose the money was to pay their ransoms. Vasil'ev. in his review of this passage, merely says posieM tiur'my (' visited the prisons ')• Psendo-Symeon (p. 633) has rout ir Sio-/ioij (xryfiaas. fioytvtt is usually constructed with dative of the recipient, but is also found with the accusative, e.g. Theophanes (ed.
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