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Eusebius of Caesarea in Cappadocia
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Eusebius is first mentioned by Gregory of Nazianzus (Ep. 19.2; 42.2), who also refers to him twice periphrastically as “a man remarkable for piety,” and “(he) who bore the name of piety” (Greg. Naz. Or. 43.28.3–4; 37.2–3, where the keyword is eusebeia).

According to the Nazianzen, who is our main source on him, Eusebius was one of the “most renowned” citizens of Caesarea. More exactly, he was “one of the first in town” (Greg. Naz. Or. 18.33; PG 35.1028.B14; C7), that is (possibly) a principalis, a leading member in the local curia, in o…

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Fatti, Federico, “Eusebius of Caesarea in Cappadocia”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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