Paulus or Paulus the Persian
15. The PERSIAN. Paulus. a native of Persia, but said to have been a disciple of the heresiarch Nestorius, and a deacon of the church of Constatntinople, was one of the most ardent supporters of Nestorianisr at the time of the outbreak of the controversy respecting it.
He wrote (1) a work, Περὶ κρίσεως
, De Judicio,
and apparently (2) another work, Περὶ τοῦ ὄντος ἀγαθοῦ
, De vero Bono.
A fragment of the former is quoted in the proceedings of the Lateran Council, held under Pope Martin I., A. D. 649 (Actio s. Secretaries v. apud Concilia,
vol. vi. col. 320. ed. Labbe), and by the confiessor St. Maximus [MAXIMUS CONFESSOR], in his Tomus Dogmaticus adversus Hleracii Ecthesin
vol. ii. p. 91, ed. Combéfis).
An extract on the subject indicated by the title of the second work, and from which the existence of the work itself is illferred, is among the Excerpta Miscelanca, extant in MS. in the Imperial Library at Vienna.
It may be that the title is appropriate> only to the extract. and that this may be taken from the work De Judicio
(Cave, Hist. Litt.
ad ann, 436, vol. i. p. 426.)