Advices and memoirs of Synadinos, priest of Serres
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Synadinos of Serres (1600-1662) | VIAF | ISNI
Synadinos starts by borrowing a Lament of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 from bishop Matthaios of Myra. Then, he focuses on the events of Serres, from 1597-1598 to June 1642. Several moral advices follow, as well as notes on the prayer and autobiographical notes.
Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou | Koutloumousiou 153
As the incipit of the manuscript is missing, we do not know if/how Synadinos entitled his work. Several titles were proposed by the scholars : “The Chronicle of Papa Synadinos” (Spyridon Lambros); “The Chronicle of Serres” (P. Pennas); “Advices and memoirs of Synadinos, priest of Serres” (Paolo Odorico). The last is the most accurate.
Matthaios of Myra
Lament of the fall of Constantinople