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Peter of Alexandria

(not to be confused with the 3rd-C. martyr of the same name), 10th-C. author of a chronicle entitled A Brief Survey of Years, from Adam to the reign of Leo ...

Peter of Alexandria

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... of Alexandria ( d. 311 ), Bp. of Alexandria from 300. He survived the persecution of Diocletian and drew up rules for the readmission to the Church of those who had lapsed. While he was in hiding, Melitius began to ordain priests and subsequently claimed authority over Alexandria. It seems that Peter returned when peace was restored in 311 but was beheaded soon afterwards. Feast day in the E., 24 Nov.; in the W., 26...

Peter of Alexandria

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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... of Alexandria (not to be confused with the 3rd-C. martyr of the same name), 10th-C. author of a chronicle entitled A Brief Survey of Years , from Adam to the reign of Leo VI and Alexander . A 10th-C. MS preserves the text. Peter lists countries, nations, rivers, and islands, sometimes including the contemporary designation (thus “Danoubes” is mentioned side by side with the ancient Istros); the Slavs are identified as Avars ( I. Dujčev , REB 17 [ 1959 ] 294). Except where Peter refers to Christ's life, historical information is mostly limited to...

Peter of Alexandria, St

Peter of Alexandria, St (311)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...Peter of Alexandria, St (d. 311 ) , Bp. of Alexandria from 300 . Peter is described by Eusebius as ‘a model bishop, remarkable alike for his virtuous life and for his keen study of the Scriptures’. He survived the persecution of Diocletian , and drew up rules governing the readmission to the Church of those who had lapsed from Christianity under the influence of fear or torture. While he was himself in hiding, another bishop, Melitius , began to ordain priests and subsequently claimed authority over Alexandria. It seems that Peter came back to...

Peter of Alexandria

Peter of Alexandria  

(not to be confused with the 3rd-C. martyr of the same name), 10th-C. author of a chronicle entitled A Brief Survey of Years, from Adam to the reign of Leo ...
Peter of Alexandria

Peter of Alexandria  

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(d. 311), Bp. of Alexandria from 300. He survived the persecution of Diocletian and drew up rules for the readmission to the Church of those who had lapsed. While he was in hiding, Melitius began to ...
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...of Cleopatra on her barge in 2.2, a stunningly effective but very faithful versification of North’s prose. Synopsis: 1.1 In Alexandria Antony, teased by Cleopatra, declines to hear a messenger sent from his fellow triumvir Octavius Caesar. 1.2 While Antony’s second-in-command Enobarbus makes arrangements for yet another feast, Cleopatra’s attendants Charmian, Iras, and Alexas talk with a soothsayer, who prophesies that Charmian will outlive Cleopatra but that the most fortunate part of their lives is already over. From the messenger, Antony learns of his...

Apollonius (13)

Apollonius (13)  

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Son of Mnesitheus, nicknamed Dyscolus, of Alexandria (1) (2nd c. ad). Of his life little is known; apart from a short visit to Rome, he did not leave Alexandria, and ...
Hesychius

Hesychius  

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Of Alexandria (1), author of a lexicon of rare words found in poetry or in Greek dialects; probably to be dated to the 5th cent. ad, if the Eulogius whom ...
Aristonicus

Aristonicus  

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Son of Ptolemaeus, an Alexandrian grammarian (see Alexandria (1)) of the Augustan age (Strabo 1. 2. 31). Much of his chief work—on the Aristarchan recensions of Homer (see Aristarchus (2))—is ...
Abū Mīnā

Abū Mīnā  

Famous Early Christian settlement (the ancient name is unknown) and pilgrimage center in Mareotis, west of Alexandria, where the underground tomb of St. Menas was venerated from the late 4th ...
Nicanor

Nicanor  

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Of Alexandria (1) (2nd cent. ad), wrote on the punctuation of the Iliad, of the Odyssey (see Homer), and of Callimachus (3); also a general work Περὶ στιγμη̑ς (on punctuation). ...
Pamphilus

Pamphilus  

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Of Alexandria (1) (fl. ad 50), lexicographer. He wrote a Τέχνη κριτική, Φυσικά, Περὶ βοτανω̑ν ‘Critical art’, ‘Physics’, ‘Botany’, and, in ninety-five books, a great lexicon—Περὶ γλωσσω̑ν ἤτοι λέξεων ...
Tryphon

Tryphon  

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Son of Ammonius, an important Greek grammarian from Alexandria (1) (late 1st cent. bc). His works, which were used by his contemporary Didymus (1), by Apollonius (13) Dyscolus, and very ...
Catechetical School of Alexandria

Catechetical School of Alexandria  

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A Christian school in Alexandria, concerned with advanced teaching in theology and with a succession of teachers in charge from the 2nd to the 4th cent., is depicted by Philip Sidetes (5th cent.) ...
Herodian

Herodian  

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Son of Apollonius (13) Dyscolus, of Alexandria (1), grammarian at Rome under M. Aurelius. He wrote works on the accentuation of the Iliad and Odyssey, and of Attic. These he ...
Preaching of St Peter

Preaching of St Peter  

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A Greek treatise purporting to be the work of St Peter, but probably dating from the 2nd cent. Intended for missionary propaganda, it emphasized the superiority of Christian monotheism to the beliefs ...
Clement

Clement  

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Male forename, name of two saints.St Clement of Alexandria (c. 150–c. 215), Greek theologian. He was head of the catechetical school at Alexandria (c. 190–202), but was forced to flee from Roman ...
Timotheos Ailouros

Timotheos Ailouros  

(Αἴλουρος, lit. “cat” or “weasel”), Monophysite bishop of Alexandria (457–458/60, 476–77); a saint in the Coptic church; died Alexandria 31 July 477.His nickname was given him either because of ...
Hieracas of Leontopolis

Hieracas of Leontopolis  

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(2nd–3rd cent.), a leader of the monastic movement in Egypt. He upheld the pre-existence of souls and the spiritual nature of the resurrection body; Peter of Alexandria's condemnation of Origenism ...
Peter Mongo

Peter Mongo  

(d. 490), Patr. of Alexandria. In 477 he was elected the successor of the Monophysite Timothy Aelurus. Both Rome and Constantinople recognized Timothy Salophaciolus as Patriarch, but on ...

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