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laminius, in which Nicephorus has given his name. According to Valesius, whom Cave follows, Sozomen studied civil law at Berytus; but we have not been able to trace any reference to this circumstance in Sozomen's history : he practised at the bar at Constantinople, and was still engaged in his profession when he wrote his history (lib. 2. c.3). Of his subsequent life nothing appears to be known. As he mentions, in the prefatory epistle to his history, an incident which probably occurred in A. D. 443, he must have survived that year; and Ceillier thinks that, from the manner in which he speaks of Proclus of Constantinople (lib. 9. c.2, ad fin., *Pro/klou e)pitropeu/ontos th\n *Kwnstantinoupo/lews e)kklhsi/an, "in the episcopate of Proclus of Constantinople"), he must have written after the death of that prelate in A. D. 446 ; but we think the words do not necessarily lead to that conclusion. Work The only work of Sozomen which has come down to our time is his *)Ekklhsiastikh\ i(stor