Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tou sophōtatou basileōs Leontos chrēsmoi
(1,048 words)

‘Oracles of the very wise emperor Leo’

Unknown author

Date: 12th century; with 9th- and 10th-century predecessors

Original Language: Greek


Surprisingly, no manuscript of this work from before 1453 has survived, but the text must be earlier, because the Oracles of Leo are cited by earlier authors, among them Nicetas Choniates (c. 1200) (q.v.). There is evidence that this text (or some kind of predecessor) could already be found during the 9th century in the imperia…

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Brandes, Wolfram, “ Tou sophōtatou basileōs Leontos chrēsmoi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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