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Of the time and history of this Symeon nothing is known. A Symeon appears among the correspondents of Theodore Studita, who addresses him as his son; but whether this was the writer of the Cantica or not is unknown.



Some Τροπάρια, Cantica, or hymns, by Symeon, a monk of the Convent of Studium at Constantinople, were among the MSS. or the monastery of Cryptae Ferratae at Rome. Allatius, who had read them, says that they were worthy to be preserved and published, and to be used in the services of the church. He has given the initial parts of each, from which it appears that they related to the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Christ.

Confusion with Symeon Studita

Allatius judges the writer to be a different person from the Symeon Studita mentioned with such high praise by Symeon of St. Mamas, in his oration De Poenitentia et Compunctione, and who is doubtless the Symeon the Pious already mentioned [No. 24].

Further Information

Allatius, De Symeon. Scriptis, p. 23 ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. x. p. 444, vol. xi. p. 299 ; Cave, Hist. Litt. vol. ii. Dissert. Prima, p. 18.

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