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2. Of CONSTANTINOPLE, where he was deacon and sceuophylax, or keeper of the sacred vessels in the great church.

He lived in the latter part of the eighth and the beginning of the ninth century, dulling the patriarchate of Tarasius (A. D. 784-806) and Nicephorus (A. D. 806-815), with both of whom he appears to have been connected either as disciple or friend. He was instructed by Tarasius in poetical composition. He was raised to the metropolitan see of Nicaea, but at what date is not ascertained. It was certainly not till after the second Nicene, or seventh oecumenical council, at which Hypatius appeared as archbishop of Nicaea ; and it was probably not till after the death of Tarasius, or even of Nicephorus, who died deposed and in exile A. D. 828. Nothing is known of the time of the death of Ignatius.


He wrote,--

1. Βίος Ταρασίου τοῦ Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως,

This is extant in the original Greek in MS., but has not been published.


Latin Editions

A Latin version is given in the De Probatis Sanctorum Vitis of Surius, and in the Acta Sanctorum of the Bollandists, Februar. 25, vol. iii. p. 576.

2. Βίος τοῦ ἁγίου Νικηφόρου, Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως,

As in the title of this work the author is called Diaconus Politanus, we are led to suppose that he was not yet archbishop of Nicaea when he wrote it, which must have been after the death of Nicephorus.


This is given in the Acta Sanctorum, Martlii, 13, vol. ii. appendix, p. 704; and a Latin version in the body of the vol. p. 294.

Other works not yet published

He wrote several other works, which are unpublished, and a list of which is given by Fabricius.

Further Information

Suidas, s. v. Ἰγνάτιος; Acta Sanctorum, ll. cc. ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. i. p. 635, vi. p. 370, vii. p. 45, x. pp. 297, 329.

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