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Among Greek histories of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 the work of Laonikos ca. 1430ca. 1465 has by far the broadest scope. Born to a leading family of Athens under Florentine rule he was educated in the Classics at Mistra by the Neoplatonist philosopher Plethon. In the 1450s Laonikos set out to imitate Herodotos in writing the history of his times a version in which the armies of Asia would prevail over the Greeks in Europe. The backbone of the Histories a text written in difficult