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Joannes DIACONUS

51. DIACONUS et RHETOR (Διάκονος καὶ Ῥήτωρ), deacon of the great church (St. Sophia) at Constantinople, about the end of the ninth century.


Works


Λόγος εἰς τὸν βίον τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ ὑμνογράφου,

He wrote Λόγος εἰς τὸν βίον τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ ὑμνογράφου, Vita S. Josephi Hymnographi.

Editions

published in the Acta Sanctorum, Aprilis (a. d. iii.), vol. i.; a Latin version being given in the body of the work, with a learned Commentarius Praevius at p. 266, &c., and the original in the Appendix, p. xxxiv.


Τίς δκυπὸς τῷ Θεῷ τῆς πρώτης τοῦ ἀνθρώπου πλάδεως, κ. τ. λ.,

Allatius (De Psellis c. xxx) cites another work of this writer entitled Τίς δκυπὸς τῷ Θεῷ τῆς πρώτης τοῦ ἀνθρώπου πλάδεως, κ. τ. λ., Quid est Consilium Dei in prima Hominis Formatione, &c.


Several medieva writers named Joannes Diaconus

The designation Joannes Diaconus is common to several mediaeval writers; as Joannes Galenus or Pediasmus, Joannes Hypatus, Joannes deacon of Rome (who comes not within our limits as to time), and Joannes Diaconus, a contemporary and correspondent of George of Trebizond. [GEORGIUS, No. 48.]


Further Information

Acta Sanctorum, l.c. : Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. x. p. 264, vol. xi. p. 654; Cave, Hist. Litt. vol. ii. Dissertatio I. p. 11; Oudin, De Scriptoribus et Scriptis Ecclesiasticis, vol. ii. col. 335.

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