The pedigree of Palaeologus is explained by Ducange (Famil. Byzant. p. 230, etc.): the events of his private life are related by Pachymer (l. i. c. 7 - 12) and Gregoras (l. ii. 8, l. iii. 2, 4, l. iv. 1) with visible favor to the father of the reigning dynasty.