Theodosios Deacon

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Theodosios Diakonos ( Greek Θεοδόσιος ο Διάκονος , 10th century ) was a Byzantine poet.

He is known only for his epic The Capture of Crete ( Ἅλωσις τῆς Κρήτης ) in the amount of 1039 twelve-syllables , which he wrote in 962/963 to celebrate the reconquest of the island of Crete, which was occupied by the Arabs, in 961 by Nikephoros Phokas .


  • Theodosii Diaconi De Creta capta . Edidit Hugo Criscuolo. Teubner, Leipzig 1979.


Web links

  • Beate Zielke: Theodosius the Deacon . In: Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. General Editor David Thomas. Brill Online, 2014. Reference, 18 May 2014. First appeared online: 2010.