Chronicon (Eusebius)

The Chronicon or Chronicle (Greek: Παντοδαπὴ ἱστορία Pantodape historia, "Universal history") was a work in two books by Eusebius of Caesarea. It seems to have been compiled in the early 4th century. It contained a world chronicle from Abraham until the vicennalia of Constantine I in A.D. 325. Book 1 contained sets of extracts from earlier writers; book 2 contained a technically innovative list of dates and events in tabular format.

The original Greek text is lost, although substantial quotations exist in later chronographers. Both books are mostly preserved in an Armenian translation. Book 2 is entirely preserved in the Latin translation by Jerome. Portions also exist in quotation in later Syriac writers such as the fragments by James of Edessa and, following him, Michael the Syrian.

The Chronicle as preserved extends to the year 325, and was written before the "Church History".

Armenian translation of Eusebius Chronicon
Armenian translation of Eusebius Chronicon, 13th century manuscript

Contents

The work was composed divided into two parts. The first part (Greek, Chronographia, "Annals") gives a summary of universal history from the sources, arranged according to nations. The second part (Greek, Chronikoi kanones, "Chronological Canons") furnishes a synchronism of the historical material in parallel columns, the equivalent of a parallel timeline, where each line is a year. It is the longest preserved list of Olympic victors, containing however mainly the stadion (running race) winners from 776 B.C. to A.D. 217. These tables have been completely preserved in a Latin translation by Jerome and both parts are still extant in an Armenian translation.

The work may be reconstructed from later chronographists of the Byzantine, especially George Syncellus.

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Aetolia

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Ambracia

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Andromenes

Andromenes (Greek: Ἀνδρομένης) may refer to:

Andromenes (Macedonian), a Macedonian nobleman from Tymphaia, officer in Philip’s army and father of four sons; Amyntas, Attalus, Polemon and Simmias who all of them served in Alexander's campaign.

Andromenes of Corinth, Olympic stadion winner in 304 and 308 BC

Caranus of Macedon

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Chronicon

In historiography, a chronicon is a type of chronicle or annals. Examples are:

Chronicon (Eusebius)

Chronicon (Jerome)

Chronicon Abbatiae de Evesham

Chronicon Burgense

Chronicon Ambrosianum

Chronicon Compostellanum

Chronicon Gothanum

Chronicon Helveticum

Chronicon Holtzatiae

Chronicon Iriense

Chronicon Lethrense

Chronicon Lusitanum

Chronicon Paschale

Chronicon Pictum

Chronicon Roskildense

Chronicon Salernitanum

Chronicon Scotorum

Chronicon complutense

Chronicon terrae Prussiae

Coenus of Macedon

Coenus or Koinos (Greek: Κοῖνος) was, after Karanus, the second king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.

The Macedonian historian Marsyas of Pella relates the following aetiological story regarding his name: "...a certain Knopis from Colchis came to Macedonia and lived in the court of Caranus; when the royal male child was born, Caranus had the desire to name him after his father, Kiraron or Kararon, but the mother opposed and wanted after her father the child to be named. When Knopis was asked responded: by neither name. Therefore he was called Koinos (common)".

Eusebian Canons

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Hateria (gens)

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List of ancient Epirotes

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List of ancient Macedonians

This is a list of the Ancient Macedonians

Simylus

Simylus, Simulus, or Simylos (Greek: Σιμύλος) may refer to:

Simylus Athenian comic poet of 4th century BC

Simylus Athenian tragic actor of 4th century BC

Simylus of Neapolis Olympic winner in stadion 248 BC

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