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Theophylactus of Ochrid
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(c. 1050 – c. 1126), student of Michael (actually Constantine) Psellus, deacon of the Hagia Sophia and royal tutor at the court of Michael VII. Around 1090 he was made archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria, de facto the Byzantine metropolitan even though Bulgaria remained autocephalous de iure under Byzantine rule. The majority of his literary output consists of biblical commentaries in a traditional vein; in the conflict with the Latins, he took a moderate position. Other surviving works include homilies, encomia of martyrs, a m…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Theophylactus of Ochrid”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026031>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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