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Argyrus, Isaac

a Greek monk, who lived about the year A. D. 1373.


πασχάλιος κανών

He is the author of a considerable number of works, but only one of them has yet been published. viz. a work upon the method of finding the time when Easter should be celebrated (πασχάλιος κανών), which he dedicated to Andronicus, praefect of the town of Aenus in Thessaly.


It was first edited, with a Latin translation and notes, by J. Christmann, at Heidelberg, 1611, 4to., and was afterwards inserted by Petavius in his " Uranologium" (Paris, 1630, fol., and Antwerp, 1703, fol.), with a new Latin translation and notes; but the last chapter of the work, which is contained in Christmann's edition and had been published before by Jos. Scaliger, is wanting in the " Uranologium." Petavius inserted in his " Uranologium" also a second " canon paschalis" (iii. p. 384), which he ascribes to Argyrus, but without having any authority for it.

Works still in MS.

There exist in various European libraries, in MS., several works of Argyrus, which have not yet been printed.

Further Information

Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. xi. p. 126, &c.; Cave, Hist. Lit. i. Append. p. 63, ed. London.


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