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Chrysoloras, Demetrius

Chrysoloras, Demetrius (Demetpios ho Chrusoloras), a native of Thessalonica, was a Greek priest renowned as a theologian, philosopher, astronomer, and statesman. His uncommon talents procured him an introduction to John Cantacuzenus, formerly emperor (John VI.) and from 1355 a monk. Cantacuzenus recommended him to the emperor Manuel II. (1391-1425), by whom he was employed in various important offices. Manuel sent him on several occasions as ambassador to foreign courts. One hundred letters which Chrysoloras wrote to that emperor are extant in MS. in the Bodleian, and in the Royal Library at Paris. Besides these letters, Chrysoloras wrote several treatises on religious subjects, entitled Dialogoi, such as "Dialogus adversus Demetrium Cydonium, pro Nicolao Cabasila de Processione Spiritus Sancti"; "Dialogus contra Latinos"; "Encomium in S. Demetrium Martyrem"; "Tractatus ex Libris Nili contra Latinos de Processione Spiritus Sancti"; "Epistola ad Barlaamum de Processione Spiritus Sancti", extant in a Latin translation, probably made by the same Barlaam with his own refutation, in the Bibliotheca Patrum Coloniensis; "Homiliae de Transfiguratione Christi"; "De Sepultura"; "De Resurrectione"; " De Annunciatione", &c., extant in MS. in different libraries in England and on the continent.

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Nov 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Chumnus, Michael

Chumnus, Michael, a Graeco-Roman jurist and canonist, who was nomophylax, and afterwards metropolitan of Thessalonica. He is said by Pohl (ad Suares. Notit. Basil.) to have lived in the 13th century, in the time of Nicephorus Blemmydas, patriarch of Constantinople, and to have been the author of various works. He is cited by Mat. Blastares (Leunc. J. G. R. i.), and is known by a short treatise on the degrees of relationship (peri ton Balsamon [qu. Batheon] tes sungeneias), inserted in the collection of Leunclavius (i.). By Suarez (who erroneously identifies Chumnus and Domnus), Chumnus is mentioned among the scholiasts upon the Basilica (Notit. Basil. 42), but this seems to be an error.


Demophilus, Bishop of Constantinople (370-379)


Symeon of Thessalonica (d. 1429)

Ignatius of Xanthopuli

Ignatius of Xanthopuli, a monasteryapparently at or near Constantinople, was the friend of Callistus II., patriarch of Constantinople, who occupied that see about the close of the 14th or the beginning of the 15th century. Callistus had been amonk of the same monastery, and the two friends were united in the authorship of a work recommending a monastic life, and giving directions for it. The work is cited by their contemporary Symeon, archbishop of Thessalonica, in his Ecclesiasticus Dialogus adversus omnes Haereses. (Allatius, De Symeonibus; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. vii.)
  There were three Ignatii, respectively described as Chrysopolitanus Abbas, Metropolita Claudiopolitanus, and Lophorum Episcopus, among the correspondents of Photius, in the ninth century (Photius, Epistolae, ed. Montacutii); and an Ignatius Abbas (not to be confounded with No. 6) among the correspondents of Theodore Studita in the eighth or ninth century. (Theodorus Studita, Epistolae, lib. ii. ep. 24, apud Sirmond, Opera Varia, vol. v.) Several ancient Oriental writers and prelates of the name, Syrians or Armenians, are mentioned by Assemani in his Bibliotheca Orientalis. The liturgies composed by some of these are given in a Latin version in Renaudot's Liturg. Orient. (Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. vii.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Jan 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Joannes, archbishop of Thessalonica

Joannes, of Thessalonica, the younger

Isidorus, Metropolitan of Thessalonica

Isidorus, Metropolitan of Thessalonica, about A. D. 1401, was the author of four homilies on the Virgin Mary, published in Latin, with notes, by Hippolytus Maraccius, Rome, 1651, 8vo.; and of other homilies, commentaries, and epistles, which exist in MS. in various libraries. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. x. p. 498.)

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