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Eugenius of Ancyra
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Eugenius of Ancyra is a minor character and has attracted the attention of scholars only in relation to his letter containing a profession of faith.

Eugenius was deacon of Ancyra (4th cent. CE) . He emerges as the compiler and conveyer of a letter that Marcellus of Ancyra’s followers sent to Athanasius of Alexandria, around the year 371 CE. The Marcellians (four names appear in the subscription of the letter: Theodoulos of Oxyrhynchos, Plenios of Hermonthis, Ischyrion of Leontopolis and an Isaac of unknown see) found themselves in a difficult situation, hemmed in by Basil of Caesarea’s cri…

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Prinzivalli, Emanuela, “Eugenius of Ancyra”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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