Saint Romanos

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Saint Romanos (c. late 5th century – c. after AD 555) was a Byzantine saint active as a poet, hymnwriter, melodist, and composer. He is considered a central figure in the history of Byzantine music. Nicknamed and called "the Pindar of rhythmic poetry" he flourished in the 6th century, though all his works were published posthumously, and most of his fame was gained posthumously, too. He was also the foremost Kontakion composer of his time.