Christodoros Of Coptos

CHRISTODOROS OF COPTOS

A Christian in the time of Anastasius I (491-518) who was influenced by NONNOS OF PANOPOLIS (Cameron, p. 475). Between 491 and 518 he wrote a poem “On the Pupils of the Great Proclus,” an epic on the Isaurian expedition (497-498) of Emperor Anastasius, on the history and antiquities of Constantinople and other places, an exposition on statues in the thermae of Zeuxippos in Constantinople, and epigrams.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Cameron, A. “Wandering Poets. A Literary Movement in Byzantine Egypt.” Historia 14 (1965):470-509.
  • Stupperich, R. “Das Statuenprogramm in den Zeuxippos-Thermen.” Istambuler Mitteilung 32 (1982):210-35.

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