JOHN Mala (Malalas, Iohannes)( The Greek historian)
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Biography JOHN Mala (Malalas, Iohannes)
Lesser, John; Malalas, Iohannes, 491-578 gg. n. e., the Greek historian, probably identical to the deceased in 577 g. Scholastic John III, Patriarch of Constantinople in 565, or lived in the same time, John conductor (Syrian Malalas or Malelas means "conductor"), nicknamed Diakrinomenos. Author of works of Chronographia in 18 books, describing the history of the world from the legendary creation of the Egyptian kingdom until the death of Justinian (563). M. wrote his piece for the monks, it pronounced apologetic tendencies, he enriched the writing all sorts of legends about the saints and stories of heroes. Although M. thought, . that Herodotus lived later than Polybius, . and Cicero and Sallust believed the Latin poets, . though he knew neither how to spell, . or build a composition of his work and was unable to avoid the many contradictions, . his chronicle contains many valuable historical information,
. Prior to XII in. She was a source and a model for the Byzantine chroniclers and was even translated into Old Church Slavonic.