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Germanos of Neai Patrai

GERMANOS of Neai Patrai. b. Tyrnavo/Thessalia, ca.1625; d. ca. 1685. Germanos was born in and studied Byzantine music in Constantinople with Georgios Rhaidestinos and Chrysaphes the Younger*, although in many sources he is mentioned as a contemporary of the latter. In ca. 1665 he was appointed metropolitan of Neai Patrai (today Ypati in the district of Phthiotida) by patriarch Dionysios III. In 1683 he seems to have resigned from this post and gone to live in Wallachia. There are five known musical autographs by Germanos: a mathematarion in two volumes, two copies of his sticherarion and an anthology of the papadike. The many orthographical and grammatical errors in his autographs show him...

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