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Heraclia'nus

Ἠρακλειανός), bishop of Chalcedon, an ecclesiastical writer of uncertain date. He wrote a work against the Manichaeans, in twenty books, Καρὰ Μανιχαίων ἐν βιβλίοιρ κ́. Photius, from whom alone we learn any thing of the work and its author, describes it as written in a concise and elevated, yet perspicuous, style. It was addressed to one Achillius (Ἀχιλλιορ), at whose request it was written; and was designed to refute the so-called Gospel (εν̓αγγέλιον) of the Manichaeans, and the Γιγάντειορ Βιβλυρ, and the Θησαυροί, works of note among the members of that sect. (Phot. Bibl. Codd. 85, 231; Cave, Hist. Litt. vol. i. p. 551, ed. Oxon. 1740-43; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. x. p. 705.)

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