Balasios [Balasios the Priest and Nomophylax; Balasēs ho Hiereūs kai Nomophylax]
- Alexander Lingas
(b Constantinople, ?1615; d ?1700). Romaic (Greek) composer and patriarchal official. Born into a family of Peloponnesian origin, he received his general education at the Patriarchal Academy under Theophilos Korydalleus. Together with Kosmas Makedonos he was taught Byzantine chant by Germanos, for whom he composed an acclamation. In a pre-...