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Ambrose (Disciple of Didymus)
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Little is known about the life of Ambrose of Alexandria, thus making it difficult to establish a chronology of his literary activities. Most of what is known about him is based upon brief information given solely by Jerome (347–419 CE) in chapter 126 of his book De viris illustribus (Lives of Illustrious Men) and upon few additional details found in J. Bollandus' Acta sanctorum, Martii, Tomus Secundus (2nd vol. of March).

The Life of Ambrose of Alexandria

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Ghattas, Prof. Dr. Michael, “Ambrose (Disciple of Didymus)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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