Paul the Silentiary was (as his title implies) a lawyer
and bureaucrat in
Constantinople. He also wrote poetry, his best-known work
being a minutely detailed description of
Hagia Sophia Cathedral. He was an associate (and perhaps
the father-in-law) of another famous poet-lawyer,
Agathias of Myrina,
editor of The Circle. Many of Paul's short poems
appeared in The Circle, which evolved into the
present Greek Anthology.
Norman Hugh Redington
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
- In Thermas Pythicas
(In the Pythian Baths).
PG 86 II:2263.
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