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Excerpta

(᾽Εκλογαί), conventional title of an “encyclopedia” produced by Constantine VII and his collaborators. According to the preface, the emperor gave orders for necessary books to be collected ...

Excerpta

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
248 words

...now lost. Only from the Excerpta do we know Priskos , Peter Patrikios , Menander Protector , Eunapios , and John of Antioch . The excerpts were slightly edited and supplied with commentaries. The compiler of the Souda used the Excerpta (C. de Boor, BZ 21 [ 1912 ] 381–424; 23 [ 1914/19 ] 1–127). ed . Excerpta de legationibus , ed. C. de Boor , 2 parts (Berlin 1903). Excerpta de virtutibus et vitiis, eds. T. Büttner-Wobst , A. Roos , 2 pts. (Berlin 1906–10). Excerpta de insidiis, ed. C. de Boor (Berlin 1905). Excerpta de sententiis, ed. U....

Excerpta

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Mike Humphreys

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... Traditional title given to the ‘encyclopedia’ of selections from historical texts collected in the 10th century at the court of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. From the preface we learn that Constantine ordered all the books of history from across the Empire to be collected and excerpted. The purpose was to lessen ignorance, which led to evil, through amalgamating the lessons of the past into one work. The originally extensive whole was divided into 53 hypotheseis , ‘themes’, of which only a small fraction survives, namely the entirety of De...

Excerpta Sangallensia

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R. W. Burgess

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... Sangallensia Excerpts made by Walafrid Strabo in the 830s from the same complete text that is witnessed by the incomplete Consularia Vindobonensia Priora . It includes historical entries relating to unusual natural phenomena and the names of consuls between 390 and 572 (St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 878). R. W. Burgess ed. Burgess-Kulikowski , Mosaics of Time 2 (with annotated ET/study). ed. T. Mommsen , Chron. Min . 1 (MGH Auct. Ant. 9), 298–336. R. W. Burgess , ‘The Chronograph of 354: Its Manuscripts, Contents, and History’, JLA 5 (2012),...

Excerpta Barocciana

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Brian Croke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... Barocciana A series of extracts and content summaries from the Late Antique ecclesiastical historians contained in an Oxford manuscript (Codex Baroccianus 142, 212r–216r), in manuscript order: Sozomen , Evagrius , Eusebius (including Gelasius of Caesarea and possibly Philip of Side ), Theodoret , Theodore Lector , Philostorgius , Socrates . Brian Croke G. C. Hansen , Theodoros Anagnostes Kirchengeschichte (GCS nf 3, 2 1995), XXIV–XXXIX. B. Pouderon , ‘Les Fragments anonymes du Baroc. Gr. 142 et les notices consacrées à Jean...

Excerpta Valesiana

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Barry Baldwin

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
196 words

... Valesiana (or Anonymus Valesii ), so called after their first publication in 1636 from a single 9th-C. MS by Henri de Valois ( Valesius ), comprise two very different works. The first, apparently composed ca. 390 , is a biography of Constantine I the Great , entitled Origo Constantini imperatoris . This piece has won much modern praise for its clarity, accuracy, and impartiality; here and there the text corresponds with passages in Orosius . The second excerpt, seemingly written ca. 550 , deals with Italy under the Ostrogoths Odoacer and ...

Excerpta

Excerpta  

(᾽Εκλογαί), conventional title of an “encyclopedia” produced by Constantine VII and his collaborators. According to the preface, the emperor gave orders for necessary books to be collected from the ...
Excerpta Valesiana

Excerpta Valesiana  

(or Anonymus Valesii), so called after their first publication in 1636 from a single 9th-C. MS by Henri de Valois (Valesius), comprise two very different works. The first, apparently composed ...
Clarissimus

Clarissimus  

(λαμπρότατος), honorific epithet applied to senators that became an official title during the early Roman Empire. According to the Excerpta Valesiana (ed. Moreau-Velkor 9.3), when Constantine I ...
Barbarus Scaligeri

Barbarus Scaligeri  

Conventional name of the author of a chronicle entitled (also conventionally) Excerpta latina barbari.The Greek original was produced in Alexandria after 412 (the end of the patriarchate of ...
Audax

Audax  

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(RE 2),compiler of a derivative school-grammar in question-and-answer format (De Scauri et Palladii libris excerpta: Keil, Grammatici Latini 7. 320–62). He perhaps was a correspondent of Augustine ...
EMBASE

EMBASE  

(Excerpta Medica Database)A bibliographic database containing citations, abstracts, indexing terms, and codes covering over 5000 biological and medical journals from more than 70 countries, ...
Malchos of Philadelphia

Malchos of Philadelphia  

(probably in Syria), successful sophist in Constantinople; fl. 5th–6th C. Malchos (Μάλχος) wrote a history called Byzantiaka, whose contents are uncertain. Most of the extant fragments come from the ...
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A database that houses bibliographic information, primarily in the form of citations, controlled vocabulary terms, index codes and abstracts. Examples include MEDLINE, which covers the worldwide ...
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Robert A. Kaster

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
43 words

...( RE 2), compiler of a derivative school-grammar in question-and-answer format ( De Scauri et Palladii libris excerpta : Keil, Gramm. Lat. 7. 320–62). He perhaps was a correspondent of Augustine ( Ep. 260. 61). Herzog–Schmidt , § 522. 2. Robert A....

Theodotus

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Julia Konstantinovsky

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
87 words

... (2nd cent.) Gnostic . A follower of Valentinus , he is known from the fragments preserved by Clement of Alexandria in the Excerpta ex Theodoto found among Clement’s writings. ‡ Julia Konstantinovsky The Excerpta are pr. in all the edns of Clement. Separate edns by R. P. Casey (‘Studies and Documents’, 1934) and F. M. M. Sagnard, OP (SC 23; 1948). J.-D. Dubois , ‘La Figure d’Adam dans les Extraits du gnostique valentinien Théodote’, Apocrypha 25 (2014), 171–80. CPG 1 (1983), 64 (no....

bibliographic database

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
54 words

...database a database that houses bibliographic information, primarily in the form of citations, controlled vocabulary terms, index codes and abstracts. Examples include MEDLINE, which covers the worldwide biomedical literature; EMBASE Excerpta Medica, which covers the worldwide biomedical and pharmaceutical literature; and PASCAL, which covers the major international literature on science, technology and...

Aurelius

Aurelius (430)   Reference library

Erika T. Hermanowicz

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... (d. c . 430 ) Catholic Bishop of Carthage and Primate of Africa from c .391. Aurelius presided over numerous councils , worked with Augustine to thwart the Donatists (e.g. Concilia Africae , Regularum Ecclesiae Carthaginensis Excerpta , 93) and Pelagians (e.g. Augustine, epp . 175–7), and instituted stricter discipline. A few letters survive ( CPL 393–6). Erika T. Hermanowicz PCBE I, Aurelius...

Embase

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
50 words

...Embase ( Excerpta Medica Database ) A bibliographic database containing citations, abstracts, indexing terms, and codes covering 8500 biological and medical journals from more than 95 countries. It contains over 32 million records, with over 1.5 million new ones added each year, and has a particular emphasis on drug-related...

Vincent of Lérins

Vincent of Lérins (450)   Reference library

Alexander Hwang

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...‘always, by everyone, and everywhere’. He edited a collection of Augustine’s thoughts in his Excerpta . His writings influenced the Athanasian Creed . Gennadius ( Vir. Ill. 65) noted his authorship of Commonitorium and his death. Alexander Y. Hwang CPL 510–11: ed. R. Demeulenaere (CCL 64, 1985). ET (annotated) Commonitories , tr. R. E. Morris (FC 7, 1949), 267–332. A. M. C. Casiday , ‘Vincent of Lérins’s Commonitorium, Objectiones and Excerpta ’, in A. Y. Hwang et al., eds., After Augustine and Pelagius ...

Peter of Pisa

Peter of Pisa (c.799)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
80 words

...He joined *Charlemagne ’s court where he taught the king Latin *grammar , composed a grammar using late antique sources, and wrote *court poetry . See also polemics, jewish (with christians) . John J. Contreni P. Godman , Poets and Emperors (1987). A. Luhtala , ‘Excerpta da Prisciano, Diomede e Pompeo compilati da Pietro da Pisa’, in Manuscripts and Tradition of Grammatical Texts , ed. M. De Nonno (2000),...

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