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7. Of AMASIA. Possevino (Apparatus Sacer, vol. ii. p. 462, ed. Cologne, 1608) mentions two works, Explicatio ad Ecclesiastem et Canticum Canticorum, and Dogmatica Panoplia adversus Judacos, Armenios et Saracenos, as written by Theodore, bishop of Amasia in Pontus. Le Quien (Oriens Christianus, vol. i. col. 528) notices both works in speaking of Theodore, who was bishop of Amasia at the time of the fifth General Council, A. D. 553, where his signature appears among those of the subscribing prelates; but if, as its title indicates, the Panoplia is a defence of orthodox Christianity against Mohammedanism, the work cannot be of so early a date. No other Theodore is known among the bishops of Amasia. (Possevin.; Le Quien, ll. cc.

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