John Malala, Chron. tom. ii. p. 134 - 137 Theophanes, p. 144. Hist. Miscell. l. xv. p. 103. The fact is authentic, but the date seems too recent. In speaking of their Persian alliance, the Lazi contemporaries of Justinian employ the most obsolete word s— etc. Could they belong to a connection which had not been dissolved above twenty years?