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A late Byzantine πεπαιδευμένος: Maximos Neamonites and his letter collection

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mihail Mitrea



The present article sheds light on the life and activity of Maximos Neamonites, a little-known πεπαιδευμένος active in early fourteenth-century Byzantium. On the basis of his hitherto unpublished letter collection, the article portrays Neamonites as a resident of Constantinople, writing pleas to imperial and ecclesiastical officials; father to Ioannes Kalampakes; and monk at Nea Mone. Furthermore, Neamonites is presented as a schoolmaster in a constant quest to secure an income on the basis of his teaching activities; bibliophile; broker, occasionally lifting his pen to interfere on behalf of others; and letter-writer.

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Author(s): Mitrea M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik

Year: 2014

Volume: 64

Pages: 197–224

Online publication date: 23/04/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 19/03/2018

ISSN (print): 0378-8660

ISSN (electronic): 1810-536X

Publisher: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften


DOI: 10.1553/joeb64s197


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