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5. Bishop of the Libyan Pentapolis, was a contemporary and friend of Dionysius of Alexandria, to whom he wrote letters "on the time of our Lord's resurrection, and at what hour of that day the antepaschal fast should cease." The letters of Basileides are lost, but the answers of Dionysins remain. Cave says, that Basileides seems to have been an Egyptian by birth, and he places him at the year 256 A. D. (Hist. Litt. sub. ann.)


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