monk. Michael Trivolis was a monk on Mt Athos by 1505/6. In response to a request in 1516 from the Muscovite ruler for a competent scholar to translate works from Greek into Slavonic, he was sent to Moscow. Besides translations, he produced works on theology, philosophy, statecraft, and social problems. Involved in various disputes, he was sentenced to terms of imprisonment and solitary confinement. Feast day, 21 Jan.
Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).