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Agathias Scholastikos

Agathias Scholastikos - has not been published yet Αγαθίας ο Σχολαστικός (14/10/2005 v.1)

Man of letters, legist and writer of the 6th century. He came from Myrina, Aeolis, and lived mainly in Constantinople. He studied in Alexandria and became a ‘pater civitatis’ in Smyrna. Scholastikos was a famous historiographer and poet. His work had a great impact on the subsequent Byzantine historians and is the most important source of the mid-6th century.


Alexander of Tralles

Alexander of Tralles (20/1/2006 v.1) Αλέξανδρος Τραλλειανός (14/10/2005 v.1)

Physician and writer of medical works. He was born around 525 in Tralles and died in Rome around 605. He is considered the most important Byzantine doctor. He established the clinical study of herbal medicines and made a major contribution to the development of pharmacology. His work had a great impact both in his time and later on; it was also translated into Latin, Jewish and Arabic. His therapeutic methods spread widely and were kept in use until recently.



Ammianus Marcellinus

Ammianus Marcellinus - to be assigned Αμμιανός Μαρκελλίνος - to be assigned


Andrew Libadenos

Andrew Libadenos - to be assigned Ανδρέας Λιβαδηνός - to be assigned



Anthemios (20/1/2006 v.1) Ανθέμιος (14/10/2005 v.1)

A scholar, mathematician, architect and engineer. Anthemios was born in Tralles of Lydia in the late 5th century and died in the mid-6th century. His foremost architectural work, the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, made him known as the most important architect of his time and influenced deeply the Byzantine and, generally, the Arab, Slav and European architecture. He wrote commentaries on mathematical works and is the author on an original treatise on concave mirrors.



Apollinarius of Laodikeia

Apollinarius of Laodikeia - to be assigned Απολλινάριος Λαοδικείας - to be assigned


Arethas of Caesarea

Arethas of Caesarea (24/1/2006 v.1) Αρέθας Καισαρείας (14/10/2005 v.1)

Arethas Patreus, the subsequent metropolitan of Caesarea, was one of the most important figures of the great intellectual flourishing of Byzantium after the end of Iconoclasm in the 9th century (843), which is often referred to as the "Macedonian Renaissance". His extensive efforts in transcribing and publishing the works of ancient authors, his education, as well as his political activity make him one of the most outstanding figures of the transitional phase between the 9th and the 10th...



Asclepius (Byzantium)

Asclepius (Byzantium) (25/1/2006 v.1) Ασκληπιός (Βυζάντιο) (14/10/2005 v.1)

A philosopher from Tralles. He studied in Alexandria and was active during the first half of the 6th century. He was also a distinguished grammarian and poet. He compiled commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics and Nicomachus Gerasenus' Introduction to Arithmetic.



Asterios of Amaseia

Asterios of Amaseia (25/1/2006 v.1) Αστέριος Αμασείας (14/10/2005 v.1)

Clergyman and author. Asterios of Amaseia is included amongst the Fathers of the Church. He lived in the second half of the 4th and early 5th century and was a contemporary of the great Fathers of Cappadocia. During 380-390 he served as bishop of Amaseia. He wrote a series of orations. His oeuvre is characterized by an archaic and elegant style.