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Maximus the Greek
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Maximus the Greek was born Michael Trivolis in 1475 in Arta, Greece, to a family of Greek aristocrats. In 1492, he moved to Italy, where he studied classical languages, philosophy and theology. In 1506, he entered the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos and took monastic vows, receiving the name Maximus. In 1516, he went to Russia by invitation of Basil III, Grand Prince …

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Savelyev, Denis, “Maximus the Greek”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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