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Cale'cas, Manuel

Μανουὴλ Καλήκας), a relative of Joannes Calecas, appears to have lived about A. D. 1360, as he combated the doctrines of Palamas. He is said to have been a monk of the Dominican order, and was the author of several works.


Though he himself was a Greek, he wrote against the Greek church and in favour of that of Rome, for which he is, of course, highly praised by the adherents of the Roman church. The following list contains those of his works which are published : --



The Greek original has not yet been printed, but a Latin translation was made at the command of Pope Martin V. by Ambrosius Camaldulensis, and was edited with a commentary by P. Stenartius, Ingolstadt, 1616, 4to. A reprint of this translation is contained in the Biblioth. Patr. vol. xxvi. p. 382, &c., ed. Lugdun.

2. (περὶ οὐσίας καὶ ἐνεργείας

This work is directed against the heresies of Palamas, and was approved by the synod of Constantinople of 1351.


This was edited with a Latin translation and notes by Combefisius, in vol. ii. of his Auctarium Novissimum Bibl. Patr. pp. 1-67, ed. Paris, 1672, fol.

3. (περὶ πίστεως καὶ περὶ τῶν ἀρχῶν τῆς καθολικῆς πίστεως).

This work consisted of ten chapters.


It was edited with a Latin translation and notes by Combefisius, in his Auctarium mentioned above, ii. pp. 174-285. The Latin translation is reprinted in the Bibl. Patr. vol. xxvi. p. 345, &c., ed. Lugdun.

Other Works

About ten more of his works are extant in MS., but have never et been published.

Further Information

Wharton's Append. to Caxe's Ilist. Lit. i. p. 55, &c.; Fabric. Biblioth. Graec. xi. p. 453, &c.


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