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Cosmas

Κοσμᾶς), of JERUSALEM, a monk, the friend and companion of John of Damascus, and afterwards bishop of Maiuma in Palestine (about A. D. 743).


Works


Hymns

He was the most celebrated composer of hymns in the Greek church, and obtained the surname of μελῳδός. Among his compositions was a version (ἔκφρασις) of the Psalms of David in Iambic metre. Several of the hymns of Cosmas are acrostics.

Editions

Many of his hymns exist in MS., but no complete edition of them has been published. Fabricius mentions, as a rare book, an Aldine edition of some of them. Thirteen of them are printed in Gallandi's Biblioth. Patrum.


Further Information

Suid. s. v. Ἰωάννης Δαμασκηνός; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. xi. pp 173-181, 8.596.

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