Byzantium
Byzantine Historical Sources in English
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The following is a list of origional Byzantine texts published in English translation in book format. The intent of this list
is to make known the publications of principle Byzantine authors in a format easily accesable to the English speaking
audience. This list will be updated on an on-going basis and any suggestions for missing titles would be most
appreciated.
AUTHOR   TITLE PUBLISHER

Eusebius of Caesarea (c.275 - 339) - Bishop, Historian and Theologian

Eusebius Ecclesiastical History, Books 1-5 (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Eusebius Ecclesiastical History, Books 6-10 (V.2) Loeb Classical Library
Eusebius The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine Penguin Books
Eusebius Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Books 1-4 (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Eusebius Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Books 6-8, Epistles of Apollonius (V.2) Loeb Classical Library
Eusebius Life of Constantine Oxford University Press

Libanius (c.314 - c.394) - Teacher, Writer and Sophist

Libanius Autobiography. Letters 1-50 (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Libanius Letters 51-193 (V.2) Loeb Classical Library
Libanius Selected Orations, Julianic Orations (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Libanius Selected Orations, Orations 2, 19-23, 30, 33, 45, 47-50 (V.2) Loeb Classical Library

Saint Basil of Caesarea (c.330 - 379) - Bishop, Writer and Theologian

Basil Letters 1-58 (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Basil Letters 59-185 (V.2) Loeb Classical Library
Basil Letters 186-248 (V.3) Loeb Classical Library
Basil Letters 249-368 Address to Young Men on Greek Literature (V.4) Loeb Classical Library
St Basil the Great On the Holy Spirit St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

Ammianus Marcellinus (c.330 - 395) - Military Officer and Historian

Ammianus Marcellinus The Later Roman Empire (AD 354-378) Penguin Books
Ammianus Marcellinus Roman Hisotry, Books 14-19 (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Ammianus Marcellinus Roman History, Books 20-26 (V.2) Loeb Classical Library
Ammianus Marcellinus Roman History, Books 27-41 (V.3) Loeb Classical Library

Julian the Apostate (331-363) - Emperor, Writer and Philosopher

Julian Letters. Epigrams. Against the Galilaeans. Fragments Loeb Classical Library
Julian Orations 1-5 (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Julian Orations 6-8. Letters to Themistius, to the Senate and People of Athens, To a Preist. The Caesars. Misopogon. (V.2) Loeb Classical Library

Saint John Chrysostom (347 - 407) - Patriarch, Orator and Theologian

St. John Chrysostom Apologist Catholic University of America Press
St. John Chrysostom Commentary on Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist (Homilies 1-47) Catholic University of America Press
St. John Chrysostom Commentary on Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist (Homilies 48-88) Catholic University of America Press
St. John Chrysostom Saint John Chrysostom: Baptismal Instructions St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
St. John Chrysostom On Marriage and Family Life St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
St. John Chrysostom On the Priesthood St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
St. John Chrysostom On Repentance and Almsgiving Catholic University of America Press
St. John Chrysostom On Wealth and Poverty St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

Procopius of Caesarea (c.500 - c.565) - Historian

Procopius History of the Wars, Books 1-2 - The Persian War (V.1) Loeb Classical Library
Procopius History of the Wars, Books 3-4 - The Vandalic War (V.2) Loeb Classical Library
Procopius History of the Wars, Books 5-6 - The Gothic War (V.3) Loeb Classical Library
Procopius History of the Wars, Book 6 - The Gothic War (V.4) Loeb Classical Library
Procopius The Anecdota or Secret History (V.5) Loeb Classical Library
Procopius On Buildings. General Index (V.6) Loeb Classical Library
Procopius The Secret History  Penguin Books

Flavius Mauricius Tiberius (539 - 602) - Emperor and General

Maurice Maurices' Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy University of Pennsylvania Press

Saint Maximus of Constantinople (the Confessor) (c.580 - 662) - Monk and Theologian

Maximus the Confessor Maximus the Confessor (Early Church Fathers) Routledge
Maximus the Confessor Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings Paulist Press
Saint Maximus the Confessor On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ: Selected Writings from St. Maximus the Confessor St. Vladimir Seminary Press

Saint John of Damascus (Damascene) (c.675 - c.749) - Theologian and Writer

John Damascene Barlaam and Ioasaph Loeb Classical Library
John Damascene Icon Institue for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Saint John of Damascus Three Treatises on the Divine Images St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
Saint John of Damascus Writings Catholic University of America Press

Saint Theophanes the Confessor (c.752 - c.818) - Monk, Theologian and Writer

Theophanes The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor: Byzantine and Near Eastern History AD 284-813 Oxford University Press

Nikephoros I of Constantinople (758 - 828) - Patriarch, Theologian and Historian

Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople, Short History Dumbarton Oaks Publications

George Synkellos (late 700s - early 800s) - Monk, Secretary and Writer

George Synkellos The Chronography of George Synkellos A Byzantine Chronicle of Universal History from Creation Oxford University Press

Ignatios the Deacon (c.790 - c.847) - Metropolitan Bishop and Writer

Ignatios the Deacon The Correspondence of Ignatios the Deacon Dumbaton Oaks Publications

Nicholas I The Mystic (852 - 925) - Patriarch and Theologian

Nicholas I Nicholas I, Patriarch of Constantinople: Miscellaneous Writings Dumbarton Oaks Publications

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (905 - 959) - Emperor and Writer

Constantine Porphyrogenitus De Administrando Imperio Dumbarton Oaks Publications

Michael Psellus (1018 - c.1080) - Philosopher, Writer and Historian

Michael Psellus Fourteen Byzantine Rulers - The Chronographia of Michael Psellus Penguin Books

Anna Comnena (1083 - 1148) - Princess and Historian

Anna Comnena The Alexiad Penguin Books

Niketas Eugenianos (c.1170) - Novelist

Niketas Eugenianos Drosilla and Charikles A Byzantine Novel Bolchazy-Carducci

Saint Gregory Palamas (1296 - 1359) Archbishop and Theologian

Saint Gregory Palamas Dialogue Between an Orthodox and a Barlaamite Global Academic Publications
Gregory Palamas Gregory Palamas: The Traids (Classics of Western Spirituality) Paulist Press

Gregory Akindynos (c. 1300 - 1348) Theologian

Gregory Akindynos Letters of Gregory Akindynos Dumbarton Oaks Publications

Manuel II Palaeologus (1350 - 1425) Emperor and Writer

Manuel II Palaeologus The Letters of Manuel II Palaeologus Dumbarton Oaks Publications