Note 001
From Chapter 67 of the Decline & Fall

classical student (ad calcem Codini de Antiquitatibus C. P. p. 107 - 126). The superscription suggests a chronological remark, that John Palaeologus II. was associated in the empire before the year 1414, the date of Chrysoloras's death. A still earlier date, at least 1408, is deduced from the age of his youngest sons, Demetrius and Thomas, who were both Porphyrogeniti (Ducange, Fam. Byzant. p. 244, 247).

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