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 Kata dynamin monōdia epi tē halōsei tēs Thessalonikēs
(328 words)

'A lament on the capture of Thessaloniki according to my abilities'

John Anagnostes

Date: After 29 March 1430

Original Language: Greek


Tsaras (Hē teleutaia halosē, xiii-xviii) argues that the Monody (pp. 70-76 in his edition) is not by John Anagnostes but a later redactor.

It is a lament on the fate of Thessaloniki and the loss of its churches and monasteries. The author shows his distress at the image of the destroyed city.


The work registers the sentim…

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Mitsiou, Ekaterini, “ Kata dynamin monōdia epi tē halōsei tēs Thessalonikēs”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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