American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Athos.
- n. an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
“It was founded by King Milutin (1275-1321), who planted his victorious standard even on Mount Athos – father of Stefan Dechanski, and grandfather of the great Stefan Dushan, said the Stareshina.”
“From the Iconoclast Controversy to the School of Mount Athos”
“And as the last years of the monasteries coincided with a renewed interest among seculars in learning and with a revival of book-collecting, the monks of all houses must have been sorely tempted to sell books which laymen coveted, as the monks of Mount Athos have been bartering away their libraries ever since the seventeenth century.”
“The indiscretion of an ascetic revealed to the curious traveller the secrets of mental prayer and Barlaam embraced the opportunity of ridiculing the Quietists, who placed the soul in the navel; of accusing the monks of Mount Athos of heresy and blasphemy.”
“Constantinople with Mount Athos and the various autocephalous”
“So we went on, and rounded Mount Athos safely, and sighted Thasos where they mine the gold of Troy.”
“The mosaics of this period in the churches of Mount Athos are all lost excepting a few figures at Vatopedi.”
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