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Asterius, Bishop Of Amasia

ASTERIUS, BISHOP OF AMASIA, in Pontus, c.400. He was partly contemporary with the emperor Julian (d. 363) and lived to a great age. His fame rests chiefly on his Homilies, which were much esteemed in the Eastern Church. Most of these have been lost, but twenty-one are given in full by Migne (Patrol. Ser. Gr. xl. 164-477), and there are fragments of others in Photius (Cod. 271). Asterius was a man of much culture, and his works are a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the history of preaching.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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