Acominatus, Michael ?k?m?n?t?s [key], or Michael Choniatesk?n??t?z [key], c.1140?1220, Byzantine writer and metropolitan of Athens. Acominatus' speeches, poems, and letters give much information about medieval Athens, which he, a classicist, found barbarous and degenerate. His brother,
Nicetas Choniates, c.1150?c.1213, wrote an important history of the Byzantine Empire covering the period 1180 to 1206.
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