The Anecdota Graeca (1829-1833) and Anecdota Nova (1844) are important for Byzantine history and the Greek grammarians.
Bentley's Plautine Emendations were published by Sonnenschein partly in his edition of the Captivi (1880), partly in the Anecdota oxoniensia series (1883).
Muratori, Anecdota Graeca, " De agapis sublatis" (Patavii, 1709); I.
Land's Anecdota syriaca; thirty-two chapters with the "morals" left out in a very late Vatican copy, published by Tychsen; and about the same number in a late MS. of the British Museum (Add.
Land, Anecdota syriaca (Leiden, 1874), iv.
14647 and 14650, and these have been published in the second volume of Land's Anecdota Syriaca.
These have been edited by Land in Anecdota Syriaca, ii.
Rose, Anecdota graeca, ii.
James (Anecdota, ii.
Both are to be found in the 2nd volume of Laud's Anecdota syriaca.
The entire text of the London MS. was published by Land in the third volume of his Anecdota syriaca; and there is now an English translation by Hamilton and Brooks (London, 1899), and a German one by Ahrens and Kruger (Leipzig, 1899).
Pp. 91-rot; the latter by James in 1897 in Anecdota, ii.
James, Apocrypha Anecdota, ii.
Respectively, and Vassiliev's Anecdota Graeco-Byzantina (1893), pp. 292-308, from one MS. already used by James.
See Vassiliev's Anecdota GraecoByzantina (Moscow, 1893), pp. 3 8 -44; Uncanonical Books of the Old Testament (Venice, 1901), pp. 237 sqq., 387 sqq.
There is also an exposition of the first twenty psalms (published by Pez in Anecdota nova, iv.) and an epitome of Hrabanus Maurus's commentary on Leviticus.
Bekker in Anecdota Graeca, ii.
2 Anecdota Maredsolana, iii.
He is best known as a scholar by his notes on Martial, Ausonius, the Pervigilium Veneris; editions of the poems of Scaliger (Leiden, 1615), of the De re militari of Vegetius Renatus, the tragedies of Seneca (P. Scriverii collectanea veterum tragicorum, 1621), &c. His Opera anecdota, philologica, et poetica (Utrecht, 1738) were edited by A.
A volume of Anecdota Brentiana was edited by Pressel in 1868.
- As the historian was evidently a person of note, who had obtained the rank of illustrius (Suidas), and from a passage in the Anecdota (12) seems to have risen to be a senator, there is no improbability in his having been raised to the high office of prefect.
The Anecdota (" Secret History") purports to be a supplement to the Histories, containing explanations and additions which the author could not insert in the latter work for fear of Justinian and Theodora.
Owing to the ferocity and brutality of the attacks upon Justinian, the authenticity of the Anecdota has often been called in question, but the claims of Procopius to the authorship are now generally recognized.
In point of style, the Anecdota is inferior to the Histories, and has the air of being unfinished, or at least unrevised.
Holcroft (1653) of the Anecdota (1674, anonymous); of the Buildings, by Aubrey Stewart (1888, in Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society).
On the genuineness of the Anecdota cf.
The difficulty of arriving at a fair conclusion is increased by the fact that Procopius, who is our chief authority for the events of his reign, speaks with a very different voice in his secret memoirs (the Anecdota) from that which he has used in his published history, and that some of the accusations contained in the former work are so rancorous and improbable that a certain measure of discredit attaches to everything which it contains.
- For the life of Justinian the chief authorities are Procopius (Historiae, De aedificiis, Anecdota) and (from 552 A.D.) the History of Agathias; the Chronicle of Johannes Malalas is also of value.
Especially Vassiliev, Anecdota Graeco-Byzantina) which follow the fortunes of the Byzantine emperors and their governments.
3, on the later Byzantine prophecies; Vassiliev, Anecdota Graeco-Byzantina, i.
5 Anecdota Oxoniensia, Classical Series, part ix.
Will be found in Halm, Zur Handschriftenkunde der ciceronischen Schriften (Munich, 1850); Deschamps, Essai bibliographique sur Ciceron (Paris, 1863) (an unscientific work); Lehmann, De Ciceronis ad Atticum epistulas recensendis (Berlin, 1892); Anecdota Oxoniensia, classical series, parts vii., ix., x.
There are extant 6 Anecdota Oxoniensia, Classical Series, part x.
Another Syriac version is printed in Land's Anecdota, iii.
Bekker in his Anecdota graeca (1814).