Balaus a Syriac hymn-writer of the sixth century, has but recently become known to the public through Overbeck's edition of his hymns in S. Ephraenmi Syri, Rabulce; Balceiatiorumque Opera Selecta (Oxford, 1865, p. 257- 336). They were translated into German, with an introduction and notes, by G. Bickell, in the Kemptner Bibliothek der Kirchenvster, 1872, No. 67- 108. See Bickell, Conspectus rei Syrorum Literarice (Monast. 1871), p. 46, and his art. in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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