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Eustathius of Thessalonica
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(c. 1115, Constantinople[?] – c. 1195, Constantinople) was a prominent representative of Byzantine scholarship from Constantinople (?), where he obtained a classical education. He was a deacon and a teacher at the patriarchal school (grammar, rhetoric, philosophy). Initially called as metropolitan of Myra, he was transferred by the emperor to Thessalonica c. 1178, where he introduced reforms, especially of the clergy. This brought him into a variety of conflicts, including with the emperor (1191, flight from his enemies…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Eustathius of Thessalonica”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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