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Doxa'pater, Grego'rius

Doxa'pater, Grego'rius

a Graeco-Roman jurist, who is occasionally mentioned in the scholia on the Basilica. (Basil. vol. iii. p. 440, 7.16. 317.)

He is probably the same person with the Gregorius of Basil. ii. p. 566, and vii. p. 607.


Nomocanon, or synopsis of ecclesiastical law

Montfaucon (Palaeograph. Graec. lib. 1. c.6, p. 62, lib. 4. c.6, p. 302; Diar. Ital. p. 217; Bibl. MSSt. p. 196), shews that a Doxapater, who was Diaconus Magnae Ecclesiae and Nomophylax (besides other titles and offices), edited a Nomocanon, or synopsis of ecclesiastical law, at the command of Joannes Comnenus, who reigned A. D. 1118-1143.

The manuscript of this work is in the library of the fathers of St. Basil, at Rome. Pohl (ad Suares Notit. Basil. p. 139, n. 8) seems to make Montfaucon identify the author of this Nomocanon with the Lord Gregorius Doxapater, the jurist of the Basilica, who is not mentioned by Montfaucon.

Doxa'pater, Grego'rius


Fabricius (Bibl. Gr. lib. 5. c.25) attributes the authorship of this Nomocanon to Doxapater Nilus, who, under Rogerius, in Sicily, about A. D. 1143, wrote a treatise, de quinque Patriarchalibus Sedibus.


This was first published by Stephen le Moyne, in his Varia Sacra, i. p. 211. Fabricius is probably correct, and it is not likely that Doxapater Nilus and Gregorius Doxapater were the same person.

Doxa'pater, Grego'rius

Scholia on the Novells of Isaacus Angelus

The untrustworthy Papadopoli (Praenot. Mystag. p. 372), speaks of a Doxapater, Sacellarius, as the last of the Greek jurists, and cites his scholia upon the Novells of Isaacus Angelus, who reigned A. D. 1185-1195.

Further Information

Heimbach, de Basil. Origin. p. 81.


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