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8. Bishop of Alexandria towards the close of the fourth century, was distinguished for his opposition to Gregory of Nazianzus. He succeeded his brother Peter in the see of Alexandria in A. D. 379, and was present at the second general council at Constantinople, in the year 381, where He was one of the most active agents in the attack upon Gregory of Nazianzus, which caused the retirement of that great and good man, and in the appointment of his successor Nectarius. He died in A. D. 385. He wrote a work on the lives of the fathers and monks, which is quoted by Sozomen (H. E. 6.25), but is now lost. (Cave, Hist. Litt. s. a. 380, p. 274, ed. Basil.; Fabricius, Bibl. Graec. vol. x. pp. 138-293; Clinton, Fast. Rom. s. a. 381).

Notices of some other ecclesiastics and Christian writers of the name will be found in the works of Cave, Fabricius, and Schröckh. None of them seem to require specific mention, except a chronographer, who is quoted by G. Cedrenus and Jo. Malala. (See Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 507, ed. Westermann.)


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