History

Title(s):
  • History
  • Ἱστορία
    (Historia, History)
Period covered:
558-582
Language:
Greek
State of Preservation:
Fragmentary
Genre:
  • Secular history (classicizing history)
  • Secular history (general)
Remarks:
Menander explicitly states that he is the continuator of Agathias. His narrative halts in the end of Tiberius' reign but it is possible that he intended to continue into the reign of Maurice (Baldwin 1978: 106).
Edition - Translation:
  • R. Blockley (1985) (ed.) The History of Menander the Guardsman. Liverpool.
  • FHG IV, 221-269
  • B. Bleckmann, A. Stein (2019) Menander Protector (Kleine und fragmentarische Historiker der Spätantike I.5). Paderborn.
Fragments:
Bibliography:
  • B. Baldwin (1978) 'Menander Protector'. Dumbarton Oaks Papers 32: 101-125.
  • M.R. Cataudella (2003) 'Historiography in the East'. In: Greek and Roman historiography in Late Antiquity: Fourth to sixth century A.D., ed. G. Marasco. Leiden - Boston: 391-447.
  • L.R. Cresci (1981) 'Teoria e prassi nello stile e nella storiografia di Menandro Protettore'. Koinonia 5: 63-96.
  • V. Grecu (1941) 'Menander Protiktor und der persische Gesandschaftsbericht Petros Patrikios'. Académie Roumaine: Bulletin de la section historique 22: 78-84.
  • W.T. Treadgold (2010) The early Byzantine historians. Basingstoke.
  • Z.V. Udal'cova (1970) 'Mirovozzrenie vizantijskogo istorika Menandra Protiktora'. Starinar 20: 377-381.
  • V. Valdenberg (1935) 'Le idee politiche di Procopio di Gaza e di Menandro Protettore'. Studi Bizantini 4: 65-85.
  • V. Valdenberg (1979) 'Über das Werk des Menandros Protektor als eine Quelle der geschichte Mittelasiens'. In: Prolegomena to the sources for the history of pre-Islamic Central Asoa, ed. J. Harmatta. Budapest: 61-70.
  • O. Veh (1955) Beiträge zu Menander Protektor. Bayern.