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  Theophanes - LoveToKnow 1911
Theophanes refused, and, after two years' imprisonment, was banished to the island of Samothrace, where he died.
At the request of his dying friend, George the Syncellus, Theophanes undertook to continue his Chronicle, which he carried on from the accession of Diocletian to the downfall of Michael I. Rhangabes (284-813).
In chronology, in addition to reckoning by the years of the world and the Christian era, Theophanes introduces in tabular form the regnal years of the Roman emperors, of the Persian kings and Arab caliphs, and of the five oecumenical patriarchs, a system which leads to considerable confusion.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Theophanes   (524 words)

  
 THEOPHANES THE GREEK
Theophanes the Greek is believed to have been born in the 1330's and to have died sometime between 1405 and 1409.
After working in Kostroma in 1390, Theophanes moved to Moscow in 1395 as it was entering a new stage of history attempting to lead Russia to unification of divided lands and to the end of the Mongol yoke.
Theophanes had invited Andrei Rublev to assist him in the painting of the murals for the Annunciation Cathedral, and in the process had done wonders to develop Rublev's genius.
www.rollins.edu /Foreign_Lang/Russian/theoph.html   (459 words)

  
 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
A Byzantine monastic and chronicler, St. Theophanes (called the Confessor or the Chronicler) was related to the Macedonian royal family and was educated at the imperial court at Constantinople, where he later served under Leo IV the Isaurian.
Theophanes and his wife became monastics after two years of marriage, and he founded two monasteries, one on Mt. Sigriane and another on the island of Kalonymous.
Theophanes' sources are now lost, and his is the most complete extant history of VII and VIII Century Byzantium.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/theophanesc.html   (204 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Theophanes the Greek
Theophanes was born the Byzantine Empire and then worked in Constantinople.
Theophanes was described by the Muscovites as "learned in philosophy", a reflection on his broad education and erudition.
The balance of mathematical harmony in line and shape, wed to a master's use of an earthtone palette and precious gold leaf, evokes a spirituality that is immensely powerful, and speaks to the genius of this relatively unknown painter.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Feofan_Grek   (407 words)

  
 Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Theophanes the Greek (in Russian Feofan Grek), painter from Constantinople, active mainly in Russia.
Theophanes is known to have carried out commissions in Moscow between 1395 and 1405, but none of his work there survives except some icons for the Cathedral of the Annunciation, which were painted with the help of assistants and are poorly preserved.
Theophanes made a great impression on painting in Novgorod and Moscow in the 15th century, notably on Rublyov.
www.wga.hu /bio/t/theophan/biograph.html   (181 words)

  
 The Campaigns of Emperor Herakleios, according to the Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor
The narrative of Theophanes' contribution therefore runs from the Roman imperial restoration of the Tetrarchs to the world of the iconoclast Byzantine emperors, the Abbasid caliphates, and the Carolingian emperors.
Theophanes covers much of the geographical and temporal spread of late Antiquity, and his Chronicle is a valuable companion to the study of the period.
Much of the material in the latter part of the Chronicle is unique, but the earlier section, up to the beginning of the seventh century, consists largely of selections from sources (some of the most important of which were in turn compendia of earlier works) which are either extant or for which close comparanda exist.
www.deremilitari.org /resources/sources/theophanes.htm   (7639 words)

  
 Theophanes the Confessor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theophanes was born at Constantinople, of wealthy and noble iconodule parents: Isaac, imperial governor of the islands of the White Sea, and of Theodora, of whose family nothing is known.
Theophanes was cast into prison and for two years suffered cruel treatment; he was then banished to Samothrace in 817, where overwhelmed with afflictions, he lived only seventeen days and is credited with many miracles after his death, probably 12 March, the day he is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology.
Theophanes' chronicle of world events, covering events from the accession of Diocletian in 284 (the point where the chronicle of George Syncellus ends) to the downfall of Michael I Rhangabes in 813, is valuable for preserving the accounts of lost authorities on Byzantine history that would be otherwise lost for the seventh and eighth centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theophanes_the_Confessor   (848 words)

  
 septimus_rivit: Prelude: Borijin and Theophanes
Theophanes made an excuse to the seneschal that it would be necessary for him to meditate and pray for some while in complete solitude to ensure his mental and spiritual purity, and took himself off to his workshop for some hours.
Theophanes lit incense, anointed the deceased's corpse, and spoke in low tones in Aramaic, Demotic and any other language he knew to be alien to his listeners, the eunuchs and the seneschal.
Theophanes, however good he may have been as a charlatan, and latterly, as a genuine mystic, was unschooled in the arts of administration.
septimus-rivit.livejournal.com /97365.html   (3288 words)

  
 ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY V4N2
Theophanes was almost the archetypical medieval compiler, drawing from sources which, generally, he changed as little as possible.
Theophanes' Chronicle was the last work to combine narrative and rigid chronographic form in the tradition of Eusebius (or more accurately, in the tradition of Eusebius's continuators, none of whom other than Jerome attempted to maintain Eusebius's format of parallel columns for coeval kingdoms).
For this period, Theophanes becomes a primary source, valuable for the court politics of Constantinople and for the relations of the Byzantine empire with the Caliphate, the Bulgarians, and the early Carolingians.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/ElAnt/V4N2/gillett.html   (1352 words)

  
 St. Pachomius Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
A Byzantine monastic and chronicler, St. Theophanes (called the Confessor or the Chronicler) was related to the Macedonian royal family and was educated at the imperial court at Constantinople, where he later served under Leo IV the Isaurian.
Theophanes and his wife became monastics after two years of marriage, and he founded two monasteries, one on Mt. Sigriane and another on the island of Kalonymous.
Theophanes' sources are now lost, and his is the most complete extant history of VII and VIII Century Byzantium.
www.voskrese.info /spl/Xtheophanesc.html   (189 words)

  
 Theophanes
Michael and his two disciples, the brothers Theodore and Theophanes, originally left Jerusalem in 813 on a journey to Rome, sent by the Patriarch of Jerusalem to support the Pope in his stand against the Franks over the question of the filioque, which some Benedictines from the West had recently introduced to Jerusalem.
Theophanes was appointed metropolitan of Nicea and Michael abbot of the monastery of Chora, where he died just two months after Theophanes in January 846.
As a hymnographer St Theophanes belongs to the tradition of the monastery of Mar Sabbas, near Bethlehem, which includes many of the greatest writers of canons, including St Andrew of Crete, St Kosmas Maïouma and St John of Damascus.
www.anastasis.org.uk /theophan.htm   (385 words)

  
 Culture of Novgorod - Page 13
Theophanes the Greek spent over thirty years of his life in Russia, teaching much to Russian painters but at the same time learning from them.
Like many other foreign artists who came to Russia after him, Theophanes fell under the spell of the Russian artistic tradition, which he, in turn, enriched with much that was new and vitally important, from the stock of his rich Byzantine experience.
In speaking of Theophanes, Epiphanius the Wise makes use of the term isographos (from the Greek words isos, equal, and graphein, to draw), which may be broadly rendered as "one who is perfect in depiction".
copy-www.novsu.ac.ru /novgorod/test/tcon/page_13.html   (732 words)

  
 RUTR 274
Theophanes the Greek was born in the 14th Century, approximately in the 1330's.
Theophanes arrived in Novgorod in around 1378 and during his shot stay painted famous murals in the Church of Transfiguration.
Theophanes is also credited with partly developing Andrei Rublev's genius through the painting together of the murals for the Annunciation Cathedral.
faculty.virginia.edu /herman/tolstoy/russianart.htm   (252 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR Constantine V Copronymus
Theophanes presents Artabasdus as the innocent party, and plays up the factor of icons, but both aspects of his account can be questioned.
It seems more likely that this was a deliberate coup launched by a strong candidate (as Nikephoros 64 relates); Artabasdus had a distinguished career, military backing, and imperial credentials through his wife Anna (the daughter of Leo III and the sister of Constantine V), by whom he already had two sons, Niketas and Nikephoros.
Theophanes is more negative about Constantine's record than Nikephoros, but it is still clear that the emperor scored major victories at Anchialos in 763 and Lithosoria in 774.
www.roman-emperors.org /constanv.htm   (2221 words)

  
 Theophanes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Michael and his two disciples, the brothers Theodore and Theophanes, originally left Jerusalem in 813 on a journey to Rome, sent by the Patriarch of Jerusalem to support the Pope in his stand against the Franks over the question of the filioque, which some Benedictines from the West had recently introduced to Jerusalem.
Theophanes was appointed metropolitan of Nicea and Michael abbot of the monastery of Chora, where he died just two months after Theophanes in January 846.
As a hymnographer St Theophanes belongs to the tradition of the monastery of Mar Sabbas, near Bethlehem, which includes many of the greatest writers of canons, including St Andrew of Crete, St Kosmas Maïouma and St John of Damascus.
web.ukonline.co.uk /ephrem/theophan.htm   (385 words)

  
 Theophanes the Confessor - OrthodoxWiki
Saint Theophanes, Confessor and Hymnographer, Bishop of Nicea was the younger brother of the St.
Here St. Theophanes was tonsured, and later became a hieromonk.
With the restoration of Icon veneration St. Theophanes was returned from exile and consecrated Bishop of Nicea.
orthodoxwiki.org /Theophanes_the_Confessor   (218 words)

  
 Icon Writer Foundation: Rostirea - The Voice
The sixteenth-century painter and Christian Orthodox monk Theophanes Strelitzas Bathas (1527-1559), was born into a family of artists who fled from southern Greece to the safety of Venetian-occupied Crete after Constantinople fell in 1453.
Theophanes the Cretan made the most of the tools, techniques and materials of his time, creating sacred art objects and murals that have lasted hundreds of years already.
Theophanes' achievements in icon and mural painting in monasteries on the Holy Mountain inspired countless other artists to increase the quality of their Christian Orthodox sacred works of art.
home.comcast.net /~aioneseu/rostirea604.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Russia Blog: Seeking God in the Land of Magog - Andrei Rublev Reviewed
Theophanes wants to paint his icons in the church without being bothered by the horrors of the world outside.
Theophanes pleads with the mob in vain, “Orthodox Christians…lovers of truth…you judge, but G-d is not with you!” Again we see the body of a victim disfigured by torture, covered and hauled away.
Theophanes despairs that his apprentices have gone out to watch a ruler, perhaps a boyar who has incurred the czar’s disfavor, be killed by the mob.
www.russiablog.org /2006/11/seeking_god_in_the_land_of_mag.php   (1566 words)

  
 artnet.com: Resource Library: Theophanes the Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
He writes that Theophanes was of Greek origin and, before coming to Moscow, had worked in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Chalcedon, Galatia, Kaffa (now Feodosiya) in the Crimea, Novgorod and Nizhny Novgorod, and who painted over 40 stone churches.
The letter relates that in addition to the three churches in the Moscow Kremlin, Theophanes painted the state treasury of Prince Vladimir Andreyevich Serpukhovsky (reg 1353–1410), in which he included an image of Moscow, and the terem, or small chambers, of Grand Prince Vasily I (1389–1425), also in the Kremlin.
At the request of Epiphanius, Theophanes produced a miniature for a Gospels manuscript showing a view of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and the statue of Justinian I to the south of the cathedral.
www.artnet.com /library/08/0844/T084474.asp   (464 words)

  
 Patron Saints Index: Saint Theophanes
They were then tortured and banished to Apamea, Bithynia.
Theophanes lived to see the resolution Iconoclast controversy in 842.
Wherefore they have been banished from thence and thus stigmatized on their faces.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintt75.htm   (241 words)

  
 THEOPHANES - Online Information article about THEOPHANES
Theophanes refused, and, after two years' imprisonment, was banished to the See also:
Anastasius from Nicephorus, George the Syncellus, and Theophanes for the use of a See also:
des Theophanes Confessor (anonymous), both edited by the same writer in Sitzungsberichte der philos.-philol.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /TAV_THE/THEOPHANES.html   (555 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sts. Theodorus and Theophanes
Michael's successor, the tyrannical and Iconoclastic Theophilos (829-42), exiled them again, but recalled them in 836 to the capital, had them scourged several times, and had twelve lines of verse cut into their skin (hence the nick-name "written upon").
They were once more sent into exile, where Theodorus died, while Theophanes lived to see the close of the Iconoclastic controversy in 842 during the reign of the Empress Theodora.
feast of Theophanes is observed on 11 October, that of Theodorus on 27 December.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14577a.htm   (296 words)

  
 Byzantine Icons: Icon Painting Masters & Icon Painting Schools
Contrary to this, iconographers like Theophanes the Greek and Andrei Rublev who painted magnificent works of sacred art in churches, day after day, clearly were in the public's eye which made it all but impossible for them to remain anonymous.
One of the greatest iconographers of all times, Theophanes the Greek was born in Crete and came to Russia in the year 1378.
The latter at the time was Theophanes' disciple, but went on to become the greatest iconographer the world has ever known.
www.iconsexplained.com /iec/iec_masters.htm   (1095 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Theophanes
When the emperor Leo the Armenian again began his iconoclastic warfare, he ordered Theophanes to be brought to
Theophanes was cast into prison and for two years suffered cruel treatment; he was then banished to Samothracia, where, overwhelmed with afflictions, he lived only seventeen days and wrought many miracles after death.
The work consists of two parts, the first giving the history, arranged according to years, the other containing chronological tables, full of inaccuracies, and therefore of little value.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14623a.htm   (425 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR Leo III
Paul is depicted by Theophanes as having iconophile sympathies and only accepting the appointment under duress, though it is hardly likely that Leo would have chosen a patriarch hostile to his policies: Paul however, was more moderate than his predecessors.
In August, a number of prominent courtiers were arrested, scourged, tonsured and imprisoned; we are told that Theophanes the cubicularius and paracoimomenus died under the treatment.
[[9]] The multi-theme expedition of 778 besieged Germanicia -- though Theophanes (a biased source) claims that the Arabs bribed Lachanodracon to withdraw -- and achieved some success against an Arab army in an engagement in which 5 emirs and 2,000 Arabs were said to have fallen: the generals were awarded a triumph for this victory.
www.roman-emperors.org /leo4.htm   (1899 words)

  
 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Chronicle of Theophanes, The
The most important illuminating source that survived from the two centuries termed "the dark ages of Byzantium" is the chronicle of the monk Theophanes (d.
In it Theophanes paints a vivid picture of the Empire's struggle in the seventh and eighth centuries both to withstand foreign invasions and to quell internal religious conflicts.
Almost all the sources used by Theophanes have perished, leaving his chronicle as the most important historical literature from this period.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/index.phtml?whatfor=0812211286   (348 words)

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