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Kabasilas

(Καβάσιλας; etym. unclear), a noble lineage known from the reign of Basil II onward. The founder, Constantine, was a foreigner and Basil's servant. In 1042 Empress Theodora appointed him ...

Kabasilas

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...tou stratiotikou ca. 1317 ; Alexios, megas konostaulos ca. 1339 . The family produced several writers: Neilos Kabasilas , his nephew Nicholas Chamaetos Kabasilas , a scribe Demetrios Kaniskes Kabasilas. Intellectuals of this family often occupied ecclesiastical posts. The Kabasilai also served in provincial administration and possessed lands in Chalkidike, Thessalonike, and elsewhere. G.I. Theocharides , Demetrios Doukas Kabasilas kai alla prosopographika ek anekdotou chrysoboullou tou Kantakouzenou , Hellenika 17 (1962) 1–23. PLP , nos....

Kabasilas, Neilos

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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..., Neilos , theological writer; born Thessalonike? ca. 1300 , died 1363 . Because Kabasilas evidently bore the baptismal name of Nicholas , he has sometimes been confused with his nephew Nicholas Chamaetos Kabasilas . Kabasilas taught in Thessalonike, where Demetrios Kydones was among his pupils; later he served in the government of John VI Kantakouzenos in Constantinople, and then became a hieromonk (after 1353 ). From 1361 to 1363 he was metropolitan of Thessalonike, but apparently never took up residence in his see. Kabasilas wrote Palamite...

Kabasilas, Neilos

Kabasilas, Neilos (1300–63)   Reference library

Andrew Louth

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

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..., Neilos ( c . 1300–63 ) Byzantine theologian. Maternal uncle of Nicholas Chaemetos Kabasilas, who has been confused with him. He taught in Thessaloniki, numbering among his pupils D. Kydones . Later he served in the government of John VI Kantakouzenos in Constantinople and then (after 1353) became a monk. He was metropolitan of Thessaloniki 1351–3, but never took up residence. A supporter of Gregory Palamas , he wrote an Antigramma against Nikephoros Gregoras , and also wrote against the Latins five discourses On the Holy Spirit , which attacked...

Kabasilas, Nicholas Chamaetos

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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..., Nicholas Chamaetos , writer and theologian; born Thessalonike ca. 1322/3 ( Loenertz , infra 226), died Constantinople? after 1391 . Born to a noble family, he adopted his mother's name of Kabasilas in preference to his patronymic Chamaetos. After beginning his studies in Thessalonike with his uncle Neilos Kabasilas , he moved to Constantinople for further education. He was a Palamite and Kantakouzenist, who joined the entourage of John VI Kantakouzenos after the latter's victory in the Civil War of 1341–47 . He may have been a candidate for the...

Kabasilas Chamaetos, St Nicholas

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... Chamaetos, St Nicholas (b. c . 1322 ) Byzantine writer and theologian . The nephew on his mother’s side (whose name he took) of Neilos Kabasilas , abp of Thessalonica (with whom he has often been confused), he appears to have remained a layman throughout his life. The date of his death is unknown (but after 1391). In his principal work, a set of seven discourses ‘Concerning the Life in Christ’ ( Περὶ τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ‎ ζωῆς ‎ ), he explained how, through the three mysteries of baptism , chrism ( μύρον ‎ ), and the eucharist , spiritual union with...

Kabasilas

Kabasilas  

(Καβάσιλας; etym. unclear), a noble lineage known from the reign of Basil II onward. The founder, Constantine, was a foreigner and Basil's servant. In 1042 Empress Theodora appointed him strategos. ...
Kabasilas, Neilos

Kabasilas, Neilos  

Theological writer; born Thessalonike? ca.1300, died 1363.Because Kabasilas evidently bore the baptismal name of Nicholas, he has sometimes been confused with his nephew Nicholas Chamaetos Kabasilas. ...
Kabasilas, Nicholas Chamaetos

Kabasilas, Nicholas Chamaetos  

Writer and theologian; born Thessalonike ca.1322/3 (Loenertz, infra 226), died Constantinople? after 1391. Born to a noble family, he adopted his mother's name of Kabasilas in preference to his ...
Hyakinthos of Cyprus

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...enter Thessalonike until fall 1345 , when the Zealots regained control of the city. His short tenure was marked by persecution of Palamite clergy and monks. Kyrres ( infra ) argues that Hyakinthos was the metropolitan attacked in the “ Anti-Zealot” Discourse of Nicholas Kabasilas for simony, alienation of property, and imposing fixed taxes on monasteries. K.P. Kyrres , Ho Kyprios archiepiskopos Thessalonikes Hyakinthos (1345–6) kai ho rolos tou eis ton antipalamitikon agona , KyprSp 25 (1961) 91–122. Alice-Mary...

Chrysoloras, Demetrios

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...probably the Ottoman sultan Murad I . Despite his friendship with Manuel , he served as mesazon for John VII Palaiologos in Thessalonike from 1403 to 1408 . Chrysoloras wrote a variety of works: anti-Latin polemics (including a dialogue among Thomas Aquinas , Neilos Kabasilas , Demetrios Kydones , and himself), a eulogy of St. Demetrios , and discourses on the Annunciation and Dormition. His enkomion of a flea is still unpublished. In 1403 he composed an oration of thanksgiving on the first anniversary of the defeat of Bayezid I at Ankara (...

Pediasimos, Theodore

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...includes both secular and religious compositions: enkomia of the sun and summer; an enkomion of Joseph the Hymnographer ( BHG 947 ), which is based not on the 13th-C. version of John the Deacon , but on a certain Theophanes; and letters to friends such as Nicholas Kabasilas , Andronikos Zarides , and Sophianos . His most interesting works are a brief but detailed ekphrasis of the cathedral of Serres, which was dedicated to his patron saints, Theodore Stratelates and Theodore Teron ( A. Orlandos , EEBS 19 [ 1949 ] 259–71), and an account...

Commentaries

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Robert F. Taft

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...commentaries of Maximos the Confessor , Germanos I, the Protheoria (PG 140:417–68) of ca. 1085–95 (cf. J. Darrouzès , REB 32 [ 1974 ] 199–203), the spurious 12th-C. Liturgical Commentary , wrongly attributed to Sophronios of Jerusalem (PG 87:3981–4001), Nicholas Kabasilas , and Symeon of Thessalonike . Differing methods of interpretation were inherited from the two schools of patristic exegesis, Alexandrian and Antiochene. For the more spiritualizing Alexandrian School (Dionysios, Maximos, Symeon to some extent), the contemplation ( theoria...

Sacraments

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Robert F. Taft, Alexander Kazhdan, and Ioli Kalavrezou

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...were interpreted, like the Incarnation of Jesus, as being the visible side of a hidden reality perceptible only with the eyes of faith, windows through which the Sun of Justice ( sol justitiae ) penetrates this shadowy world (W. Völker, Die Sakramentsmystik des Nikolaus Kabasilas [Wiesbaden 1977 ] 45–48). Individual sacraments were not seen as isolated acts but as manifestations of the one divine economy of salvation, which included the entire ministry of the church; the customary list of seven sacraments thus appears in Byz. only quite late, in the...

Zealots

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Alexander Kazhdan and Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...a “revolution,” an uprising of the “lower classes” against the aristocracy, similar to contemporaneous movements in Italian cities, and resulting in social reforms. This interpretation was based on a then-unpublished treatise of Nicholas Kabasilas abundantly quoted by Tafrali. I. Ševčenko , however, in publishing Kabasilas 's text ( Soc. & Intell. , pts. III–VI), showed that it neither referred to the Zealots, nor contained any information concerning reforms. The revolt of the Zealots should be seen rather as an event within the framework of the Civil War...

Lot-Borodine, Myrrha

Lot-Borodine, Myrrha (1882–1957)   Reference library

Andrew Louth

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

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...and her native Orthodox faith; she made a study of deification in the Greek Fathers, published in a series of articles in 1932–3 (published as a book in 1970). Her interest in theology continued with a translation of Maximus the Confessor ’s Mystagogia , and later studies on Kabasilas Chamaetos , published as a book posthumously (1958). Alongside this theological research, her interest in the courtly love tradition continued, especially La Queste del saint Graal ( see Grail, the Holy ); her De l’amour profane à l’amour sacré was published posthumously,...

Bryennios, Joseph

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...with a Muslim (A. Argyriou , EEBS 35 [ 1966/7 ] 141–95), in which Bryennios praised the tolerance of Islam and the virtue of some Muslims; he argued that the decline of Byz. was divine punishment for the sins of the Byz. He corresponded with John Chortasmenos , Nicholas Kabasilas , Demetrios Kydones , and Emp. Manuel II , among others. Mark Eugenikos wrote his epitaph. ed. Ioseph monachou tou Bryenniou ta heurethenta , ed. E. Boulgares , T. Mandakases , 3 vols. (Leipzig 1768–84). N.B. Tomadakes , Syllabos byzantinon meleton kai keimenon (Athens...

Anna of Savoy

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Alice-Mary Talbot and Anthony Cutler

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...to Thessalonike to dissuade John V from rebelling against John VI . She remained there until her death, ruling the city as her appanage. Historians such as Gregoras and Kantakouzenos are very hostile to Anna, depicting her as a foreigner and cruel tyrant, but Nicholas Kabasilas composed a eulogy of her ( M. Jugie , IRAIK 15 [ 1911 ] 112–21). Mosaic portraits of Anna and Andronikos survived in the Pammakaristos church in Constantinople until at least 1579 . D. Muratore , Una principessa sabauda sul trono di Bisanzio. Giovanna di Savoia...

Aquinas, Thomas

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Frances Kianka

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...his authority as a saint and theologian whose syllogisms and methods could be used with validity in Byz. theological discussions. Prochoros used Thomist arguments in his anti-Palamite treatises, for example, On Essence and Energy (PG 151:1192–1241). The theologian Neilos Kabasilas resisted the influence of Aquinas's works and used the translations of the Kydones brothers in composing his anti-Thomist On the Procession of the Holy Spirit . Matthew Angelos Panaretos and Kallistos Angelikoudes also wrote polemical treatises against Aquinas's theology...

Balsamon, Theodore

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...of the chartophylax against the protekdikos . In 1195 he issued answers to canonical questions of Mark III , patriarch of Alexandria (ca. 1195 ). He also wrote letters and epigrams that throw light on Byz. cultural life. As a canonist Balsamon was criticized by Neilos Kabasilas ( A. Failler , REB 32 [ 1974 ] 211–23). ed. Rhalles-Potles , Syntagma 2–4, or PG 137–38. E. Miller , Lettres de Théodore Balsamon , Annuaire de l'association pour l'encouragement des études grecques en France 18 (1884) 8–19 (also Th. Papazotos in Trito symposio...

Dishypatos, David

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Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...Constantinople to support Palamas in his struggle with Barlaam. After the local council of Constantinople of 1341 (see under Constantinople, Councils of ) Dishypatos began to compose polemical tracts against Barlaam and Akindynos , notably a Logos addressed to Nicholas Kabasilas (ca. 1342 ) and a lengthy iambic poem of 610 verses in response to Akindynos's poetical attack on Palamas (ca. 1342–44 ). In 1346 , at the request of Anna of Savoy , he wrote a Short History of the Heresy of Barlaam and Akindynos . Some works of Dishypatos were translated...

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