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*Xristofo/ros, (patriarch of ALEXANDRIA, about A. D. 836.


He wrote an exhortation to asceticism under the title τί ὁμοιοῦται Βίος οὗτος καὶ εἰς ποῖον τέλος καταστρέφει There are citations from this work in Allatius, ad Eustath. Antioch. p. 254, and Cotelerius, Monum. MSta. in Bibl. Caesar. There are MSS. of the work at Vienna, Paris, Rome, Milan, and Oxford.


It was printed in Greek and Latin, with notes, by F. Morellus, Par. 1608, who mistook it for the work of Theophilus of Alexandria: Θεοφίλου Ἀλεξανδρείας λόγος, τίνι ὁμοιοῦται ἄνθρωπος (Fabricius, Bibl. Graec. vii. p. 109.)

Epistle to Theophilus

There is also a synodic epistle to the emperor Theophilus Iconomachus, by Christophorus of Alexandria, Job of Antioch, and Basil of Jerusalem, and 1455 other bishops and clergy, on images, entitled Ἐπιστολὴ πρὸς τὸν Βασιλέα Θεόφιλον περὶ τῶν ἁψίων καὶ σεπτῶν εἰκόνων, which is mentioned by Constantinus Porphyrogenitus in his Narratio de Imaag. Edess. p. 90, and by the author of a MS. Narratio de Imag. B. Virg. ap. Lambec. viii. p. 334.

The work exists in MS. in the Codex Baroccianus, 148.


It was published, in Greek and Latin, first by Combefisius in his Manipul. Rerum. Constant. Par. 1664, 4to., pp. 110-145, and afterwards by Michael le Quien in his edition of Damascenus, Par. 1712, i. p. 629.

Further Information

Nessel, Catal. Bibl. Vindobon, pt. v. p. 129; Cave, Hist. Litt. sub anno ; Fabricius, Bibl. Graec. viii. p. 84, ix. p 717, xi. p. 594.


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