The article, which emphasizes the need for a new biography of Gregory Palamas, deals with a
brief span of time (a little more than six months) of his life, showing how the direct analysis of his
works, as well as of the rest of the available documentation, sheds light not only on some events
of his life, but also on his work and his feelings. These six months are a decisive moment, during
which Gregory Palamas was confronted with the civil war, a conflict that profoundly influenced
the destiny of Byzantium.