Alexander the Akoimetos
- See Akoimetoi.
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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Akoimetoi — The sleepless ones, referring to the so called sleepless monks of the monastery of the Akoimetoi in Constantinople (q.v.), said to have been founded by Alexander the Akoimetos in 405. Akoimetoi monks observed absolute poverty, but they did no… … Historical dictionary of Byzantium
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