a Greek monk of Constantinople, was in favour with the emperor
a Greek monk of Constantinople, was in favour
with the emperor Alexis Comnenus, whom he survived,
the emperor dying in 1118. At the command of Alexis,
he composed his great work, entitled “
Orthodoxos fidei,” or, the whole armour of the doctrine of
the orthodox faith, against heretics of all kinds; which has
lately been rendered famous by being cited in the dispute
concerning 1 John v. 7. It was printed at Leyden, 1556,
8vo, and reprinted at Tergovist in Wallnchia, 1710. He
wrote besides nine other works on various theological subjects, which are enumerated by Fabricius, in his Biblioth.
Graec. \. v. c. 11 the principal are a commentary on the
four Gospels and the Psalms, and on Solomon’s Song
these commentaries are literal, moral, and allegorical but
in the use of allegory, he is more rational than most of the
authors of the thirteenth century. In some of his works
he very highly praises Alexis for his theological knowledge
and excellence in disputation It is not known at what
time he died. We have mentioned him above as the supposed author of a funeral oration on the Greek commentator Eustathius. There is also a Georgius Zigabenus mentioned by Fabricius.
, a Greek monk of Constantinople, who lived at the end of the thirteenth,
, a Greek monk of Constantinople, who lived at the end of the thirteenth, and the
beginning of the fourteenth century, is the author of a
Life of Æsop,” full of anachronisms, absurdities, and
falsehoods and of 149 “
Fables;” which, though he published them as Æsop’s, have been suspected to be his own.
There is also a collection of Greek epigrams, under the
title of “
Anthologia,” made by this monk and it is but
just to allow him the merit of having preserved many valuable compositions which otherwise would have been lost.
Anthologia” was published at Florence,