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Photius

(c. 810—895) Byzantine scholar and patriarch of Constantinople

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Abbasid

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Religion.

A member of a dynasty of caliphs who ruled in Baghdad from 750 to 1258, named after Abbas (566–652), the prophet Muhammad's uncle and founder of the dynasty.

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Acathistus

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Gk. ‘not sitting’, because it was sung standing),

a famous Greek liturgical hymn in honour of the BVM. It may be the work of St Romanos ‘Melodos’, but the authorship is disputed.

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Achilles Tatius

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Greek novelist from Alexandria, author of ‘The Story of Leucippe and Cleitophon’ (Ta kata Leukippēn kai Kleitophōnta) in eight books. Shown by papyri to be circulating by the late 2nd cent....

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Agatharchides

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Of Cnidus (c.215 to after 145 bc). Greek historian, geographer, and Peripatetic who lived most of his adult life in Alexandria (1), eventually leaving, perhaps in flight to Athens after ...

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Alexander of Lycopolis

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(3rd cent.),

writer against Manichaeism. He praises the simplicity and efficacy of Christian philosophy and contrasts it with the illogical and contradictory doctrines of...

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Ammonios

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(᾽Αμμώνιος), teacher and commentator on Aristotle; born Alexandria late 5th C., died after 517.

Ammonios imbibed paganism from his philosophically minded parents; after the death...

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Amorian or Phrygian Dynasty

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Family that ruled from 820 to 867 and included Michael II, Theophilos, Theodora, and Michael III; it was so called because its founder, Michael II, was born in Amorion (see ...

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anagnōstēs

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

A reader, often an educated slave, whose duty in Roman houses was to entertain his master and guests at table by a recitation in Greek and Latin. Cicero (Epistulae ad ...

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Anastasius Bibliothecarius

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(9th century), scholar.

He was the best Greek scholar of his age in the W. and became Papal librarian (hence his title). He attended the final session of the Eighth Oecumenical...

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Antonius Diogenes

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Greek writer of ‘The Incredible Things Beyond Thule’ (Τὰ ὕπερ Θούλην ἅπιστα), a novel (see novel, Greek) in 24 books known only from Photius' confusing epitome (Bibliotheca Cod. 166) and ...

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