Mauropous, John

   Writer; teacher; metropolitan of Euchaita (qq.v.); courtier during the reign of Constantine IX (q.v.). He was part of a circle of intellectuals that included Michael Psellos, John VIII Xiphilinos, and Constantine III Leichoudes (qq.v.). His letters, sermons, and poetry offer numerous insights into the religious and political events of the 11th century. His speeches are particularly important, e.g., the one he gave in 1047 to trumpet the reforms of Constantine IX. As someone who perfected the art of surviving at court by mellifluous speeches, he was perfectly suited to teach that other great master of rhetoric, Michael Psellos.

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  • Mauropous, John — ▪ Byzantine scholar born c. 1000, Paphlagonia, Byzantine Empire [now in Turkey] died c. 1075–81, Constantinople       Byzantine scholar and ecclesiastic, author of sermons, poems and epigrams, letters, a saint s life, and a large collection of… …   Universalium

  • John Mauropous — (Greek: Ἰωάννης Μαυρόπους (gen.: Μαυρόποδος), Ioannes Mauropous ) was a Byzantine Greek poet, hymnographer and author of letters and orations, living in the 11th century AD. Contents 1 Life 2 Works 3 Editions 4 …   Wikipedia

  • John VIII Xiphilinos —    Patriarch of Constantinople (qq.v.) from 1064 1075, jurist; friend of Michael Psellos and John Mauropous (qq.v.). Prior to his appointment as patriarch he was the first president (nomophylax [q.v.]) of the law school created by Constantine IX… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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  • Jean Mavropous — ou Mauropous (grec : Ἰωάννης Μαυρόπους, «Ioannes Mauropous») est un poète et érudit grec byzantin, hymnographe et auteur de lettres et de discours, vivant au XIe siècle. Jean Mavropous est né en Paphlagonie autour de l an 1000. Il se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Johannes VIII. (Patriarch) — Johannes VIII. Xiphilinus (* um 1010/1012 in Trapezunt; † 1075) war von 1064 bis zu seinem Tod Patriarch von Konstantinopel. Er war Schüler von Johannes Mauropous, dem späteren Erzbischof von Euchaita. Zu dieser Zeit lernte er den späteren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Christian poetry — is any poetry that contains Christian teachings, themes, or references. The influence of Christianity on poetry has been great in any area that Christianity has taken hold. Christian poems often directly reference the Bible, while others provide… …   Wikipedia

  • Three Holy Hierarchs — Infobox Saint name=The Three Holy Hierarchs birth date=330 (Basil) 349 (John) 329 (Gregory) death date=379 (Basil) 407 (John) 389 (Gregory) feast day=January 30 venerated in=Eastern Orthodoxy, Eastern Catholic Churches caption=Icon for the feast… …   Wikipedia

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