Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access

Isidore of Pelusium
(1,995 words)

Isidore was born circa 360 CE in Pelusium, a harbor city at the eastern Nile Delta and the capital of Augustamnica Prima. He was educated in classical Greek literature and was initiated into rhetoric, dialectics, mathematics, philosophy, astronomy, and medicine. He deepened his studies at the famous catechetical school in Alexandria, and around 390–395 CE, he returned to Pelusium as a tutor of rhetoric (sophistēs) for advanc…

Cite this page
Toca, Madalina and Leemans, Johan, “Isidore of Pelusium”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001715>
First published online: 2019



▲   Back to top   ▲