Origin of the name ARSENIOS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ARSENIOS.
Greek name derived from the vocabulary word arsen, meaning
... It is amusing to see how
Phrantzes, who wrote under the descendants of Palaeologos, represents
his conduct. He says Michael offered boldly to seize the red-hot
ball of iron, but that the Patriarch Arsenios refused to admit a
proceeding so completely at variance with Roman law and Greek
wisdom. Phrantzes overlooked the fact that Arsenios only became
Patriarch during the reign of Theodore II. Phrantzes, p. 8, edit.
Bonn. The trial by ordeal had been already prohibited by the
council of the Lateran, A.D. 1215. (A History of Greece, Finlay,