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Camate'rus, Androni'cus

Ἀνδρόνικος Καματηρός), a relative of the emperor Manuel Comnenus (A. D. 1143 to 1180), who honoured him with the title of Sebastus, and promoted him to the offices of praefect of the city and praefect of the βίγλα, i. e. praefectus vigilum, or praefect of the imperial guards. Camaterus is said to have been a man of great intellect and a powerful speaker.


Theologico-polemical Works

He is the author of several theologico-polemical works, an extract from one of which is all that has appeared in print. Among them we may mention one entitled Ἀντιρρητικά, a dialogue against the Latins. A portion of this work which relates to the Processio Spiritus Sancti, was subsequently refuted by J. Veccus, and both the original and the refutation are printed in L. Allatius' Graecia Orthodox. ii. p. 287, &c.

Other works in MS

His other works are still extant in MS.

Father of Joannes Ducas

Andronicus Camaterus was the father of Joannes Ducas, to whom Eustathius dedicated his commentary on Dionysius Periegetes.

Further Information

Cave, Hist. Lit. i. p. 675, with Wharton's Append. p. 24 ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. xi. p. 278.


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