Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Theodosius the Deacon
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Theodosios Diakonos

Date of Birth: Before 937

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; probably late 10th century

Place of Death: Unknown


The only information on Theodosius the Deacon that we have is what can be gleaned from his only extant work, his panegyric poem on the Byzantine conquest of Crete by Nicephorus II Phocas in 961.

According to the poem's title, Theodosius was a deacon, certainly in Constantinople and pr…

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Zielke, Beate, “Theodosius the Deacon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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