Manuel himself (not the asekretis) composed the speech for the silention

1173 (Guess) 
Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Himself composed the speech for the silention, breaking the fiction whereby it is delivered by the a sekretis as if from the emperor; it was thoughtful, logical and well expressed, accurately reflecting its author (:) τὸν σιλέντιον ξυνετάξατο λόγον Kinnamos 290.14-21