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36. Of NICOMEDEIA. He held the office of chartophylax (record-keeper) in the Great Church at Constantinople, whence he is sometimes called Georgius Chartophylax (but he must not be confounded with Georgius Chartophylax Callipolitanus [No. 11]), and was afterwards archbishop of Nicomedeia. He lived in the latter part of the ninth century, and was the friend of Photius, many of whose letters are addressed to him. Combefis has confounded him with Georgius Pisida [No. 44], and has placed him in the reign of Heraclius, two centuries before his proper period.




Several of his Homiliae are published in the Novum Auctarium, of Combefis, vol. i.

Three Idiomela (hymns or pieces set to music peculiar to them), written by him, are contained in the same collection, and a Latin translation of several of his Homiliae, and of two of his Idiomela, one of them in praise of St. John Chrysostom, the other in praise of the Nicene Fathers, are contained in the Bibliotheca Patrum (vol. xii. p. 692, &c., ed. Lyon., 1677).

Another possible Homily

Beside the homilies in Combefis, ascribed to George of Nicomedeia, another in the same collection On the Natirity of the Virgin, ascribed there to Andreas of Crete, is supposed to be by him.

and other unpublished works

Among his many unpublished works a Chronicon is enumerated; but there is difficulty in distinguishing between the Chronica of the various Georges.

On the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

A homily or tract by Athanasius On the Presentation of Christ in the Temple is in some MSS. ascribed to George of Nicomedeia.

Further Information

Allatius, Ibid. pp. 9-13; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. viii. p. 459, vol. x. p. 214; Cave, Hist. Litt. vol. ii. p. 63.

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