Eustathius of Thessalonica

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Eustathius of Thessalonica


Born circa 1115; died circa 1193. Byzantine philologist and teacher of rhetoric; metropolitan of Thessalonica.

Eustathius was the author of commentaries on Homer, Pindar, Aristophanes, and the geographer Dionysius Periegetes and of a pamphlet on the decay of monastic morality. He was the only Byzantine philologist who not only reproduced an original text but also made conjectures to restore a corrupted one.


Eustathii orationes. St. Petersburg, 1892.


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