(4.) In the sophisticated government structure of the Byzantines there were four Logothetes
, or supra-ministers.
As a logothete
, I can decide that the concept of justice will be represented by a scale.
Thus, Smirnova has found that an exapostilarion (22) of the service for the Finding of the Relics of St Makarios of Kalyazin was based on an exapostilarion to Varlaam of Khutyn, (23) which, in turn, was created by Pachomius Logothetes
(24) from two exapostilarions--to St Sava (25) and to Simeon (26) the Serbian.
It was rather carefully assembled by royal ministers from the work of artists, craftsmen, and scholars brought from outside the island--mosaicists from Constantinople; carpenters and painters from Fatimid Cairo; ecclesiastical architects, masons and stone-carvers from Campania and Apulia, southern France and the Anglo-Norman world; palace architects and masons from Egypt and North Africa; silk-weavers kidnapped from Corinth and Thebes; Latin notaries from Rome, Montecassino and northwest Europe; Greek logothetes
and scribes trained in the monastic scriptoriums of eastern Sicily and Calabria; Arabic secretaries from Cairo and al-Mahdiya; and many more besides.
--Thus, Williams tells Lewis that his primary meaning for 'Islam' is to equate it with Deism; that is, the idea dominant during the 18th-century Enlightenment that our world was made by a remote creator-god who has entirely withdrawn and plays no part in our daily world (as opposed to The Emperor in Byzantium, who in Williams's myth is God Himself, sending out 'logothetes
' [administrators] and 'nuntii' [envoys] who are not just messengers but literal angels).
Der zweite griechische Beleg fur avaxopia stammt aus dem Chronicon des Symeon Logothetes
, doch schreibt hier die neue Ausgabe aus dem Jahre 2006 dieses Wort ohne iota.
To be sure, each of these "founders of language," or "Logothetes
," invented new ways of talking about the human condition; each advocates some form of seclusion from the external world; each divides, distributes, orders, and reorders Desire into sequences and syntagms, paradigms and permutations.