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Headword: *)igna/tios
Adler number: iota,84
Translated headword: Ignatius, Ignatios
Vetting Status: high
Deacon and skeuophylax of the Great Church in Constantinople;[1] he became metropolitan of Nicaea. Grammarian. He wrote biographies of Tarasius and Nicephorus, the holy and blessed patriarchs;[2] funeral elegies; letters; iambics against Thomas the Rebel,[3] which they call the ones Concerning Thomas; etc.
Greek Original:
*)igna/tios, dia/konos kai\ skeuofu/lac th=s mega/lhs e)kklhsi/as *kwnstantinoupo/lews kai\ gegonw\s mhtropoli/ths *nikai/as, grammatiko/s. e)/graye bi/ous *tarasi/ou kai\ *nikhfo/rou tw=n a(gi/wn kai\ makari/wn patriarxw=n: e)pitumbi/ous e)le/gous: e)pistola/s: i)a/mbous ei)s *qwma=n to\n *)anta/rthn, a(/per o)noma/zousi ta\ kata\ *qwma=n: kai\ a)/lla.
RE Ignatios(2).
[1] Hagia Sophia.
[2] Tarasius (patriarch 784-806) and Nicephorus (patriarch 806-815) were opponents of the iconoclasts: see Catholic Encyclopedia entries at web addresses 1 & 2.
[3] Thomas the Slav began his attempt to make himself emperor in 820/1. On this title, where the preposition eis does need to be construed as 'against', see Barry Baldwin, "Book Titles in the Suda", Journal of Hellenic Studies 103 (1983) 136-7, at 136 (adding for good measure the comment that, pace Adler, this material cannot possibly come from Hesychius of Miletus).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; meter and music; poetry; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 4 March 2001@11:53:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links) on 22 April 2002@13:51:53.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation) on 18 April 2006@03:29:27.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 3 April 2008@10:52:38.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 8 January 2013@07:54:51.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 November 2014@18:59:10.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 30 November 2014@21:08:19.


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