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(᾽Αμμώνιος), teacher and commentator on Aristotle; born Alexandria late 5th C., died after 517. Ammonios imbibed paganism from his philosophically minded parents; after the death ...

Dioscorus of Aphrodito

Dioscorus of Aphrodito ((Dioskoros; sixth century CE))   Reference library

giovanni r. ruffini

Dictionary of African Biography

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...with his father’s monastery, serving as a property manager for that monastery as late as the 570s. Apollos had also served as a private business manager for the affairs of a Roman count named Ammonios, whose local holdings and political influence were considerable in the Aphrodito area. Dioscorus also seems to have inherited this relationship with Ammonios, whose patronage is seen removing Dioscorus from an account of unspecified fiscal responsibilities. Dioscorus also spent several years under occasional employment as a lawyer in the provincial capital...