Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle

Get access

Candidus of Isauria
(279 words)

second half of the 5th century. Byzantium. On record as a notary or clerk in the service of certain noble families of his native Isauria, Candidus was the author of a History (Λόγοι ἱστορίας, Logoi historias), which according to the information supplied by the patriarch Photios I (9th century), originally consisted of three volumes (logoi). From the whole text only a short summary in the so-called Bibliotheke of Photios has come down to us. Photios reports some autobiographical comments from Candidus's work, recording that he was born at Tracheia in Cilicia (A…

Cite this page
Hoffmann, Lars Martin, “Candidus of Isauria”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00401>
First published online: 2016

▲   Back to top   ▲