Psellos asked Nikephoritzes to see if Besaine was a rich see, as its bishop was likely to be taxed as a rich man

Summary:
The personal wealth of the bishop of Besaine had already proved modest (Psellos wrote to Nikephoritzes). The latter was asked to check the wealth of Besaine, and act as Good Samaritan before the bishop, who was reputed to be rich, fell among thievish tax-gatherers, who were already gathering. He should help, especially if he liked the sources of the bishop's wit - popular proverbs and the Bible 
Dates:
1068 
bishop of Besaine (Anonymus 2222)
  • His personal wealth had already proved modest (Michael 61 wrote to Nikephoros 63); Nikephoritzes was asked to check Besaine, and act as Good Samaritan before the bishop fell among thieves (:) Psellos Letters (Sathas) 103.345-346
  • Having the reputation of being rich and with a rich see, he was in fact poor, as was Besaine Psellos Letters (Sathas) 103.344
Michael Psellos (named Konstantinos till tonsure in 1054) (Michael 61)
  • He asked Nikephoros 63 to check the wealth of Besaine and act as Good Samaritan before Anonymus 2222 fell among thieves, especially if he liked the sources of the letter (popular proverbs and the Bible) (:) Psellos Letters (Sathas) 103.345-346
  • He told Nikephoros 63 that Anonymus 2222 was poor and from a poor see, but was said to be rich, so taxmen were gathering, and he was vulnerable; however his personal means had already been proved moderate (:) Psellos Letters (Sathas) 103.344-345
  • He wrote to Nikephoros 63 about Anonymus 2222 Psellos Letters (Sathas) 103.344-346
Nikephoritzes (Nikephoros 63)
  • He was told by Michael 61 that both Anonymus 2222 and his see were regarded as richer than they were; he was asked to check he wealth of Besaine and act as Good Samaritan before the bishop fell among thieves (:) Psellos Letters (Sathas) 103.344-346