6. ARISTINUS, an historian. Joseph, bishop of Modon (who flourished about A. D. 1440), in his defence of the council of Florence, in reply to Mark of Ephesus, cites Georgius Aristinus as an authority for the statement, that the addition of he words "filioque" to the Nicene creed had been made shortly after the second oecumenical council (that of Constantinople. A. D. 381 ), in the time of Pope Damasus. (Allatius. Diatrib. de Gorg.
apud Fabr. Bibl. Gr.
vol. xii. p. 21.)