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Isidore of Pelusium
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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 (σοφιστής) for advanced stude…

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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 04 October 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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