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John Klimax

John Klimax  

(or ὁ τη̑ς Κλίμακος, “of the Ladder”), also called Scholastikos or Sinaites, theologian and saint; born before 579, died ca.650 (F. Nau, BZ 11 [1902] 35–37); feastday 30 Mar.His ...
mice

mice  

Ceremonially unclean creatures (Lev. 11: 29) for faithful Hebrews, but allegedly eaten by idolaters (Isa. 66: 17), who will suffer the consequences. Golden mice were placed in the Ark by the ...
Snakes

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Apostolos Karpozilos and Anthony Cutler

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
366 words
(sing. ὄφις) or serpents. Despite the general interest of Byz., zoological treatises on snakes have not survived. Sporadic information on the snake's nature is mostly based on ancient ... More

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