Menander protector

Brian Croke

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Menander (ca. 550–ca. 605 ce), historian and occasional poet, bore the honorary title of “protector,” bestowed either for his role in the emperor's service or for the history he wrote continuing that of Agathias from 558 to the death of the emperor Tiberios II in 582.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of ancient history
EditorsRoger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, Sabine R Huebner
Place of PublicationMalden, MA
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781444338386
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Byzantine history
  • chronicles and histories
  • nations and peoples

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