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Edition: C. de Boor, Leipzig 1883, reprinted 1963. J~aov 9f)pas Kal 9flpaa£as Twv vflaoov ~ TOV I3v6ov Tfis 6aACxO'O'flS rnl f}~pas TlVCxS, Kal KaTCx I'PCXXV 1l'CX)(VVOIJ~V11 Kal &1TOA160V~Vfl' Tfj ~~6:\vEl TfiS TTVpwSovs s ~KKCXIiaeoos oAos 6 Kcrnvas TTVpocpavf}s ~SeiKVVTo. Tfj Se ncxxVTT)Tl Tfis yewSovs ova{as 1TETpOKlO'af)povs 1Jey6:Aovs oos A6cpovs 1 a\rr4': 'this', as in modern Greek. lv6t1CT1&>VOS 6': 'in the ninth in diction'. Byzantine dates were usually expressed in terms of an indiction cycle of fifteen years; the alternative was to reckon from the creation of the world (5508 B.

T. it is standard usage; see Fraenkel on Aesch. Ag. 1672). PHOTIUS (c. 810-891) Photius, who occupied the patriarchal throne of Constantinople in 86S--67 and 877-86, is equally important in the history of the church and of classical scholarship. As patriarch he conducted negotiations which led to a schism with the Roman church, as scholar he seems to have been responsible more than anyone else for the revival of education and classical studies which took place when the Iconoclastic controversy came to an end in 843.

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