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Acropolita, Constantine

Acropolita, Constantine (surnamed νέος Μεταφράστης, the Young Metaphrastes), the son of George Acropolita, was grand logothete, or chamberlain, under Michael Palaeologus and Andronicus about 1270. We are informed by George Pachymeres that the emperor Michael was so irritated by the zeal with which Acropolita maintained the cause of the Greek Church against Rome, that towards the end of his reign he banished him from court. On the accession of Andronicus, Acropolita soon recovered his lost influence, and in 1294 was restored to his former office. He wrote several works on the subjects in dispute between the churches, especially on the procession of the Holy Spirit, fragments of two of which were seen by Leo Allatius: — an Oration on the Holy Martyr Theodosia (Allatius, De. Script. Simeon. p. 84): — Upon the Martyr St. Neophytus: — Upon St. Theodorus Tyro: — Upon St. John Damascenus. See Cave, Hist. Lit. 2, 314; Chauffepie, Nouv. Dict. Crit. 1, 130.

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