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3. Of ALEXANDRIA. The writer of a life of Chrysostom.

Photius gives an account of the work, but says he could state nothing certain respecting the author.

He is styled Bishop of Alexandria, and it is the opinion of those who have examined into the matter that he lived after the commencement of the seventh century. A George was Catholic bishop or patriarch of Alexandria from A. D. 616 to 630, and as no other patriarch appears under that name between A. D. 600 and the time of Photius, he was probably the writer.


Life of Chrysostom

The life of Chrysostom occupies above a hundred folio pages, in Savile's edit. of Chrysostom (vol. viii. pp. 157, 265). It abounds in useless and fabulous matter. The writer in his preface professes to have drawn his account from the writings of Palladius and Socrates, and from the oral statements of faithful priests and pious laymen.


This has been several times printed (sometimes with a Latin version by Godfrey Tilmann), in editions of the works of Chrysostom.

the Chronicon Paschale ascribed to this George

Oudin ascribes to this writer the compilation of the Chronicon Paschale, but without foundation.

Further Information

Georgius, Vita Chrys.; Phlot. Bibl. Cod. 96; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. vii. p. 451, vol. viii. p. 457, vol. x. pp. 210, 707; Allatius, Diatrib. de Georg. apud Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. xii. p. 16; Cave, Hist. Lit. vol. i. p. 577, ed. Ox. 1740-43.

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