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Joannes or Joannes Mauropus

58. Of EUCHAITA or EUCHAITAE or EUCHANIA, a city of Heleno-Pontus, which had received not long before (i. e. in the time of the emperor Joannes Zimisces) the name of Theodoropolis; it was not far from Amasia. Joannes was archbishop of Euchaita (Μητροπολίτης Εὐχαΐτων), and lived in the time of the emperor Constantine X. Monomachus (A. D. 1042-1054), but nothing further is known of him. he was surnamed MAUROPUS, Μαυρόπους, i. e. " Blackfoot."


He wrote a number of iambic poems, sermons, and letters.

Iambic Poems

A volume of his poems was published by Matthew Bust, 4to., Eton, 1610 : the poems occupy only about 73 pp. small 4to., and were probably written on occasion of the church festivals, as they are commemorative of the incidents of the life of Christ, or of the Saints.

An Officium, or ritual service, composed by him, and containing three Canones or hymns, is given by Nicolaus Rayaeus in his dissertation De Acolouthia Officii Canonici, prefixed to the Acta Sanctorum, Junii, vol. ii.

Joannes wrote also Vita S. Dorothei Junioris, given in the Acta Sanctorum, Junii, vol. i. p. 605, &c.

Sermons and other works in MSS

Various Sermons for the Church Festivals, and other works of his, are extant in MS.

Further Information

Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. viii. pp. 309, 627, &c., vol. x. pp. 221, 226, vol. xi. p. 79; Cave, Hist. Litt. vol. ii. p. 139; Oudin, De Scriptor. et Scriptis Eccles. vol. ii. col. 606; Acta Sanctorum, ll. cc.; Bust, Carmina Joannis Euchaitensis.

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