Plousiadenos, Joannes [Joseph of Methone]
- Pyrros Bamichas
(b Crete, ?1429; d Methone, Aug 9, 1500). Composer of Byzantine chant, theologian, music theorist, domestikos, diplomat, calligrapher, and scribe. His last name indicates his birthplace was Prousia (or Plousia), a village near Chandakas. His father George was probably his first music teacher. During his youth Plousiadenos lived in Constantinople until sometime before its fall in ...