The Info List - Theodore Meliteniotes

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Theodore Meliteniotes (Greek: Θεόδωρος Μελιτηνιώτης; Constantinople, c. 1320 - 8 March 1393) was a Byzantine Greek astronomer, a sakellarios (treasurer) in the Byzantine bureaucracy, a supporter of Gregory Palamas
Gregory Palamas
and an opponent of the reunion with the Catholic Church. He became didaskalos ton didaskalon, i.e. the director of the Patriarchal School in 1360.


1 Works

1.1 Tribiblos

2 References 3 External links

Works[edit] Theodore wrote an exegesis on the Gospels
and a poem on Sôphrosynè (Temperance) which may be attributed to him. Tribiblos[edit] Theodore's main work is his Astronomical Tribiblos, in three books, whose autograph manuscript is preserved (Vaticanus gr. 792), was composed before 1352. The work deals with an assortment of mathematical and astronomical issues and draws from some earlier Greek authors like George Pachymeres
George Pachymeres
and Theodore Metochites. The second book is devoted to Ptolemy, whose calculations he explained in the manner of Theon of Alexandria. Finally, in book 3 he devotes himself to Persian astronomy, drawing especially from George Chrysokokkes, whose work he corrected in many places. In all of them, he explicitly condemns Astrology, dissociating his Astronomy from the Persian tradition represented by Chrysokokkes. The pedagogical character of the Tribiblos is obvious and it may have been used to give senior astronomy training to the Byzantine clergy. References[edit]

"Meliteniotes, Theodore." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008. Encyclopedia.com. 11 September 2011.

External links[edit]

Evangelos Venetis, "Theodore Meliteniotes", Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia Minor

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 24639287 LCCN: nr90009331 ISNI: 0000 0001 2124 5283 GND: 119210142 SUDOC: 061747351 BNF: cb12153709d (data)