Romanos the Melodist - ܪܘܡܢܐ (ca. 485 - ca. 560)   author


“Byzantine hymnographer and deacon.” 1

Names: ܪܘܡܢܐ Romanos the Melodist Romanos2 Romanos the Melodist 1

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  • Birth: ca. 4851
  • Death: ca. 5601


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  • 1 W. L. Petersen, " Romanos the Melodist," in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage ( Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 353-354, 353-354.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity ( The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Romanos.Link to Bibliographic Record

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James E. Walters et al., “ Romanos the Melodist — ܪܘܡܢܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


Walters, James E. et al., “ Romanos the Melodist — ܪܘܡܢܐ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Romanos the Melodist — ܪܘܡܢܐ

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

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