John the Scholar (2)

John The Scholar (2)

(JOHANNES SCHOLASTICUS or CLIMACUS). a monk of the latter half of the 6th century, was a zealous partisan of monastic life, and became abbot of a convent on Mount Sinai. He died there about 606. He wrote Κλίμαξ τοῦ παραδείσου, an ascetic mystical work (Latin, Scala paradisi, Ambrosius, Venice, 1531, etc.), which was greatly celebrated and widely circulated among Greek monks for centuries after his death: — Liber ad religiosum postorem, qui est de offcio coenobiarchoe (publ. by Matth. Rader, 1606). A collection of his works in Greek and Latin has been published by Matth. Rader (Paris, 1633). — Pierer, Univers. Lex. s.v.

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