Neilos of Rossano

   Saint (died 1004) and monk; writer of hymns. He was an exemplar of Italo-Greek monasticism (q.v.), founding the monastery of St. Adrian and subsequently living with a band of followers near Montecassino (q.v.) for 15 years. His life and career demonstrate how powerful was the influence of Byzantine culture and spirituality on Italy (q.v.) during the Middle Ages.

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  • Rossano —    City in southern Italy that Byzantium (qq.v.) controlled until the Normans (q.v.) conquered it ca. 1059. Rossano and its environs were a center of monasticism (q.v.). Neilos of Rossano founded the monastery of St. Adrian near Rossano. Rossano… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Nilus von Rossano — Portrait des hl. Nilus von Rossano Der heilige Nilus der Jüngere (Νεῖλος), oder nach seinem Geburtsort Nilus von Rossano (* um 910; † 26. September 1004), war vornehmer griechischer Herkunft und lebte als Mönch vornehmlich in Süditalien sowie in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grottaferrata —    See NEILOS OF ROSSANO …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Montecassino —    The chief monastery of the Benedictine Order, located about halfway between Rome and Naples (qq.v.). It was founded by St. Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism (q.v.), in 529. The monastery had close ties with Byzantium (q.v.) …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Nilo — Para el estado de Sudán, véase Río Nilo (estado). Para el santo del siglo X, véase Nilo de Rossano. Río Nilo (النيل) …   Wikipedia Español

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