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Maximos the Confessor

Maximos the Confessor  

Theologian and saint; baptismal name Moschion; born 580. According to the 10th-C. enkomion by a Stoudite monk, Michael Exaboulites (W. Lackner, AB 85 [1967] 312), Maximos was born in Constantinople ...
Oikoumene

Oikoumene  

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(οἰκουμένη, lit. “the inhabited [earth]”), an ancient concept that had various meanings in Byz. The word oikoumene was used, as in antiquity, to designate the earth as a whole: thus ...
personification

personification  

Representation of a human figure with attributes to suggest an abstraction, such as Hope with Anchor. Cesare Ripa's Iconologia (1593) was an important source-book for personification.Lampugnani (ed.) ...

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