Bessarion Makris

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Bessarion Makris (Greek: Βησσαρίων Μακρής, 1635- 1699) was a Greek scholar and theologian.

He was born in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, center of the 17th-18th century Modern Greek Enlightenment. At 1672 Makris became the head of the Goumas (later known as Balanos) School. He composed a manual named Σταχυολογία (Set of Gleanings), printed in 1686 in Venice. This work introduced new teaching methods with a series of questions and answers on Greek grammar and was considered a create success in Greek education and especially among the schools of Ioannina.[1][2]

Makris got also involved in various theological discussions with another local scholar, Georgios Sougdouris, who succeeded him as head of the Goumas School in 1683.[3]

At 1699 he published the philosophical work Περί των τριών Αρετών Πίστεως Αγάπης και Ελπίδος (On the three Virtues: Faith, Love and Hope).[4]


  1. ^ Merry, Bruce (2004). Encyclopedia of modern Greek literature (1. publ. ed.). Westport, Conn. [u.a.]: Greenwood Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-313-30813-0.
  2. ^ Christidis, A.-F., ed. (2007). A history of ancient Greek : from the beginnings to late antiquity (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press. pp. 1247–1248. ISBN 978-0-521-83307-3.
  3. ^ Ostkirchliche Studien. Augustinus-Verlag. 1975. p. 239.
  4. ^ Δερματά, Φωτεινή. "Νεοελληνικός Διαφωτισμός και η Ήπειρος [Greek Enlightenment and Epirus]". Σύλλογος Αποφοίτων Ζωσιμαίας Σχολής Ιωαννίνων. Retrieved 4 July 2011.