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Sy'meon THAUMATURGUS

34. THAUMATURGUS. There is a letter noticed by Allatius as extant in MS., which, after having been translated from the original Greek into Syriac, and from Syriac into Arabic, was, under the mistaken impression that the original was lost, retranslated from Arabic into Greek. This letter was written by Symeon Thaumaturgus to another Symeon designated Enclistus, who derived his lineage from one of the emperors or Caesars : Ἐπιστολὴ τοῦ ἁγίου Συμεὼν τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ ἣν ἀπεστείλε πρός τινα τὸν ἀπὸ γένους Καίσαρος ἔγκλειστον μὲν γεγενημένον, Epistola S. Symeonis Thaumaturgi quam misit ad quendam Enclistum genus trahentem a Caesare. There is some reason to conjecture that Symeon Thaumaturgus is identical with the younger Symeon the Stylite [No. 32]. (Allatius, De Symeon. Scriptis, p. 179; Fabricius, Biblioth. Graec. vol. xi. p. 299.)

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