silentiary


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silentiary

(sɪˈlɛnʃərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Law) law someone who keeps silence in court
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast someone who observes or advocates silence
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Some specific topics include the Nika Riot, the use of pagan mythology in the Christian Empire, Christian epigrams, Paul the Silentiary, Palestinian monasticism, and Byzantine homiletics.
454), and points out its allusions to poets such as Homer, Hesiod, Gregory of Nazianzus, Nonnus, and, impressively, Paul the Silentiary, whom George deliberately "corrects" (pp.
149) Similarly, Paul the Silentiary, the sixth-century poet, by gazing in the eyes of the depicted Christ on a cloth saw Him as 'preaching His immortal words'.
Among the topics are the poem of Gilgamesh; Richard Lattimore's mistaken ambition of exactness in the Odyssey; Bacchylides and the translation of Greek poetry, the beastly house of Atreus, Introduction to Antigone, and lights in Santa Sophia from Paul the Silentiary.
This second reading--more than the provisionality or even the disembodied quality of the silent work itself, I would argue--locates this poem at the positive end of the silentiary spectrum.
12) Paul the Silentiary, for example, has approximately 100 epigrams in the Anthology, and St.