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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.

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