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By Timothy D. Barnes, George Bevan

This booklet bargains the 1st English translation of the funerary speech for John Chyrsostom brought by way of one in every of his former clergy in a urban just about Constantinople within the autumn of 407 whilst information arrived of John's demise on a compelled march in japanese Asia Minor. The speech is the earliest and fullest account of John's actions as bishop of Constantinople among 397 and 404. It replaces the marginally later historic discussion on John by way of Palladius because the major resource for John in Constantinople. The translators are either overdue Roman Historians, and their advent and notes illustrate the significance of this new textual content, which was once first edited significantly and released as lately as 2007.

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5). 1). 28 But forgive my intention of pressing on to the main point prematurely. 8. 26 John’s solitary habits provided the basis of several charges against him at the Council of the Oak (App. A). v. John was baptized, presumably at Easter, in 368 or 369 (see Introduction, section 1). 28 Meletius, formerly bishop of Antioch for a brief period in the early 360s, was the leader of one group of Christians in Antioch until the emperor Valens compelled him to leave the city (Brennecke 1988, 232–34).

710–11, Marcellinus 9. 133 Chr. min. 60, 104–08; the end is lost. 2; see Croke, 2001, 121, 122, 202–04. 135 That peremptory verdict was premature and mistaken. 138 8. 139 All our ancient sources agree that she played a large part in sending John into exile, but they are not entirely clear about her precise role, which she inevitably played behind the scenes and largely hidden from view, and they disagree over how Eudoxia’s hostility towards John originally arose. It certainly did not go back as far as John’s installation as bishop of Constantinople in 397: although Eudoxia’s attitude to John’s appointment in 397 is not documented, she aided John in his early liturgical innovations in Constantinople with enthusiasm and practical and financial support,140 and John baptized some of Eudoxia’s children, though not all, as is commonly assumed,141 so that their dates of birth are very relevant to deciding when the empress first displayed her hostility to John in public.

21). 4 The author plays on the etymologically related Greek terms for ‘son’ (παῖς, pais) and ‘instruction’ (παιδεία, paideia). 5 If this is not a mere commonplace, it implies that the speaker was ordained a priest by John; for discussion, see Introduction, sections 3, 4. 6 The Greek adjective used here (μακάριος) is conventional for the virtuous dead. 1–4), depart crowned with glory. For it is impossible by means of words to reach the level of his true worth, unless one had borrowed his tongue from him while he was alive.

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