Choniates, Michael

   Metropolitan of Athens (qq.v.) from 1182-1204; pupil of Eustathios of Thessalonike and elder brother of historian Niketas Choniates (qq.v.). He resisted Leo Sgouros (q.v.) during the latter's siege of Athens, but the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade (qq.v.) forced his retirement in 1205. He is best known today for his letters, sermons, and speeches, which provide information about many topics relating to Athens and its larger environs. He paints a dismal picture of predatory tax officials, marauding pirates, greedy local magnates encroaching on peasant properties, and growing decline of agriculture in the years leading up to the Latin conquest.

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  • Choniates, Michael — ▪ Byzantine historian erroneously called  Michael Acominatus   born c. 1140, Chonae, Byzantine Empire [now in Turkey] died c. 1220, Boudonitza, Byzantine Empire [near modern Thermopylai, Greece]       Byzantine humanist scholar and archbishop of… …   Universalium

  • Michael Choniates — (or Acominatus) (Greek: Μιχαήλ Χωνιάτης or Ἀκομινάτος) (c. 1140 – 1220), Byzantine writer and ecclesiastic, was born at Chonae (the ancient Colossae). At an early age he studied at Constantinople and was the pupil of Eustathius of Thessalonica.… …   Wikipedia

  • Choniates, Nicetas — ▪ Byzantine historian Nicetas also spelled  Niketas  born c. 1155, Chonae, Byzantine Empire [now in Turkey] died 1217, Nicaea, Empire of Nicaea [now İznik, Turkey]       Byzantine statesman, historian, and theologian. His chronicle of Byzantium s …   Universalium

  • Michael — I Mịcha|el,   einer der Erzengel; im Alten Testament (Daniel 12, 1), der Schutzengel Israels; im Neuen Testament der Bekämpfer des Teufels (Judasbrief 9) und des endzeitlichen Drachens (Offenbarung des Johannes 12, 17). Die jüdische und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Michael Choniates — Michael Akominatos (* um 1138 in Chonai; † ca. 1222 auf Keos), nach seinem Geburtsort genannt Choniates, war griechisch orthodoxer Metropolit von Athen. Er war der ältere Bruder des Historikers Niketas Choniates. Um 1138 geboren in Chonai, dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Choniates — may refer to: Niketas Choniates (c. 1155 – 1215 or 1216), Byzantine chronicler Michael Choniates (c. 1140 – 1220), Byzantine writer and ecclesiastic This page or section lists people with the surname Choniates. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Choniates — Choniates, das heißt aus (der Stadt) Chonai ist der Beiname von Michael Choniates, ca. 1138–1222, griechisch orthodoxer Metropolit von Athen Niketas Choniates, ca. 1150–1215, byzantinischer Historiker Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • MICHAEL Choniates — Metropolitanus Atheniensis, eruditione inclitus; A. C. 1210. Frater Nicetae historici. Diu in Zia, Cycladum una, exul vixit …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Michael and Nicetas Akominatos —     Michael & Nicetas Akominatos     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Michael & Nicetas Akominatos     Michael (d. 1215) and Nicetas (d. 1206); also known as Choniates, from their native city, Chonia (the Colossae of St. Paul).     Two famous Greeks of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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